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Kansas elections are conducted by the counties with oversight by the Secretary of State's office. Voter registration application forms must be submitted to the county election officer where the applicant lives. The deadline to register to vote is the fifteenth day before any election.
Kansas Voter Registration Form
Online Voter Registration
The state of Kansas now allows you to apply to register to vote online. Please visit the Kansas Department of Revenue's website to complete online registration. You must have a valid Kansas driver's license to use the online application. The paper option of voter registration will still be available. Have questions? Call 1-800-262-VOTE(8683).
Online Voter Registration Form
Proof of U.S. Citizenship for Voter Registration
NOTE: This requirement is effective January 1, 2013.
Any person registering to vote in Kansas for the first time will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of United States citizenship. Individuals registered to vote in Kansas as of the effective date of this requirement are deemed to have submitted proof of citizenship and are exempt from the requirement as long as they remain on the voter registration list. Moving from one place to another within Kansas or modifying one's registration records does not require the person to re-submit proof of citizenship. If a voter's registration is canceled, the person must submit a citizenship document when re-registering.
If a citizenship document is not provided at the time the person submits his or her voter registration application, it may be submitted at a later time. Such person may (1) mail or deliver the document to the county election office by the close of business on the day before the election, or (2) submit it electronically by midnight the day before the election. "Electronically" means fax, email or other electronic means approved by the Secretary of State.
Valid Citizenship Documents
Here is a list of documents that are acceptable as evidence of United States citizenship for voter registration purposes:
Unsatisfactory Citizenship Documents
If a citizenship document submitted by a voter registration applicant is deemed unsatisfactory due to an inconsistency between the citizenship document and the (1) name or (2) sex indicated on the applicant's voter registration application, the applicant may sign a Form CDU (Español) (Affidavit of Evidence of U.S. Citizenship) explaining the inconsistency.
The applicant must state the nature of the inconsistency, the reason for it, and must swear under oath that, despite the inconsistency, the applicant is the individual reflected in the citizenship document.
A properly executed affidavit should result in the applicant being granted full registration status unless it is denied for another reason.
The date of birth on the citizenship document must match the date of birth on the voter registration application..
No Citizenship Documents
Applicants who cannot meet the citizenship verification requirement because they do not possess any of the documents listed above to prove their U.S. citizenship may:
if born in Kansas, apply for a free birth certificate using Form BCA (Español), (Affidavit of Person Requesting Free Certified Copy of Birth Certificate) and Form VS-235 10/09 (Application for Certified Copy of Kansas Birth Certificate), or
if not born in Kansas, instructions for obtaining a birth certificate in another state or territory may be found at the National Center for Health Statistics website, or
appeal to the state election board for consideration of the registration application by submitting Form RCD (Español) (Request for Consideration of U.S. Citizenship Documents by State Election Board of Kansas).