Local election officials and Secretary of State Kris Kobach remind Kansans that today is the last day to register to vote for anyone who wants to vote in November’s general election. Advance voting begins Wednesday in Barton County.
To be eligible to vote in Kansas, a person must (1) be a resident of Kansas at the time of registration, (2) be 18 years of age or older at the time of voting, and (3) be a United States citizen. Individuals registering for the first time in Kansas are required to submit a document to prove their U.S. citizenship along with the completed voter registration application. See gotVoterID.com for a list of such documents.
There are two ways to register to vote: on paper or online. The paper application can be printed from sos.ks.gov/forms/elections/voterregistration.pdf or picked up at any county election office, at the secretary of state’s office, or at various sites around the state.
Return the fully completed application with proof of citizenship in person to your county election office by the close of business. County addresses are listed on the back of the application. Or return the application by mail, by email, or by fax before midnight. Applications postmarked by the deadline of Oct. 14 will be accepted and processed for that election.
To register to vote online, a person must have a valid Kansas driver’s license or nondriver’s identification card and a pdf of his or her citizenship document. Access the website atkdor.org/voterregistration/, follow the directions, and upload the pdf document proving U.S. citizenship.
When the certificate of registration is received by mail from the county election office, make sure the information on it is accurate. If any information is incorrect, contact your county election office to make the necessary changes.
The, just as importantly, we must all remember to vote on Nov. 4.