The KBA Advocate is the weekly KBA legislative newsletter that contains up-to-date information on legislation that impacts your practice. It is only published when the legislature is in session and is sent to all KBA members electronically via the KBA Weekly.
Kansas elections are conducted by the counties with oversight by the secretary of state’s office. Voter registration application (Español) forms must be submitted to the county election officer where the applicant lives. Kansans may also register to vote or change their registration information online with a valid Kansas driver’s license or nondriver identification card. The deadline to register to vote is the twenty-first day before any election.
Each county chooses its voting system from a list of equipment certified by the secretary of state. A list of what voting system each county uses is kept by the secretary of state. All certified systems must meet the requirements of the national voting system standards. Maps of national and state districts also are available to ensure Kansans have all the information they need about voting matters.
This brochure describes requirements for accessibility for people with disabilities. It was created by the Disability Rights Center and funded by the Kansas Secretary of State.
Kansas allows voters to cast their ballots through advance voting. Any registered voter can vote by mail or in-person prior to Election Day. To vote by mail, voters should contact their county election officer and request an advance ballot application. Advance ballots are mailed to voters starting 20 days before the election and must be post-marked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after the election. Voters can also hand-deliver their advance ballot to the county election office or any polling location within their county by the close of polls on Election Day. Kansas voters may also vote in person at the county election office starting the Tuesday before Election Day, or up to 20 days before the election, depending on the county. Voters who are ill, disabled or not proficient in English may receive assistance in applying for and casting advance ballots.
Important 2020 Election Advance Voting Dates
• Tuesday, July 14 (TODAY!)– Last day to register to vote for the Primary Election.
• Wednesday, July 15 – First day advance ballots are mailed and in-person advance voting may begin. Contact your county election office to find out when and where.
• Tuesday, July 28 – Deadline for voters to apply for advance ballots to be mailed for the Primary Election.
• Tuesday, August 4 (PRIMARY ELECTION) – Advance ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received in the county election office no later than three days after the election. Advance ballots may be hand-delivered to the county election office or to any polling place within the county by close of polls.
• Tuesday, October 13 – Last day to register to vote for the General Election.
• Wednesday, October 14 – First day advance ballots are mailed and in-person advance voting may begin. Contact your county election office to find out when and where.
• Tuesday, October 27 – Deadline for voters to apply for advance ballots to be mailed for the General Election.
• Tuesday, November 3 (GENERAL ELECTION) – Advance ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received in the county election office no later than three days after the election. Advance ballots may be hand-delivered to the county election office or to any polling place within the county by close of polls.
If you have questions, call toll-free at 1-800-262-VOTE (8683).
Next week, Kansans head to the polls to vote in Republican and Democrat primaries. For most races, the primary will narrow the field to two candidates—except for the Governor’s race, where Independent candidate Greg Orman looms large.
In his effort to remain in office, Gov. Colyer has raised over $1.3 million and spent $1.2 Million. He has just over $175,000 remaining. Gov. Colyer did not report any personal loans to his campaign. The governor, at this point, leads all candidates for amounts raised from individual contributors with over $833,000 contributed. See; http://ethics.ks.gov/CFAScanned/StWide/2018ElecCycle/201807/SW01JC_201807.pdf