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Understanding Voter Registration in Kansas: A Step-by-Step Guide

Updated: Jun 12

Hey, Kansas! With election day just around the corner, it’s time to make sure everything is set so your voice can be heard loud and clear. Whether you’re voting for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro at the polls, it’s important to double-check your voter registration status and know where you need to go to cast your ballot. Here’s a simple guide to help you make sure you’re all set for election day.

Step 1: Checking Your Voter Registration Status

Before we dive into anything else, let’s make sure you’re registered. You don’t want to show up on election day only to find out you can’t vote. Checking your status is easy and only takes a minute.

  • Online: Head over to the Kansas Secretary of State's website and look for the VoterView section ( Here, you can put in your details like your name and date of birth, and it’ll tell you straight away if you’re good to go or if you need to update your info.

  • Phone or In-Person: If you're not into online checks, no problem. You can always give your local election office a call or visit them in person. They’ll be able to look up your info and confirm your registration status. Learn more information by calling 1-800-262-VOTE(8683). 

Step 2: Find Your Polling Place

Now that you know you’re registered, let’s find out where you need to go to vote. Your polling place might have changed since the last time you voted, so it’s a good idea to double-check.

Check Online: Again, the Kansas Secretary of State’s website is your friend here. Along with your registration status, it will tell you where your polling place is located.

Remember, polling places can change, so it's a good practice to verify the location a few days before the election – just in case.

Step 3: What to Expect on Election Day

Now you know you’re registered and where to go, but what should you expect when you get there? Here are a few things to remember as you get prepared for the big day:

Bring Your ID. Kansas law requires voters to present a photo ID when voting in person. This can be a driver’s license, a U.S. passport, a student ID from a Kansas college, or any government-issued ID. So, don’t forget to bring it along!

Know the Hours. Polls in Kansas are open from 7 AM to 7 PM on election day. Try to plan when you’ll go to avoid the rush hours, usually early morning and just after work.

If you can, why not take a friend or family member with you? Voting together can be a great way to catch up, and you’re helping strengthen your community’s voice in the process. Plus, it’s always nice to have company while waiting in line!

Alright, you’re all set now! Checking your registration, knowing where to go, and what to expect makes you a super-prepared voter. Your vote matters—a lot—so let’s make sure it counts. Happy voting, everyone! 

Visit #BlackVotesMatterKS now for more resources and detailed information.

Disclaimer: This information is provided by the Kansas Black Leadership Council for informational purposes only. Please verify all details with official sources and consult with local election officials for the most up-to-date information on voting in Kansas.

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