Kansas Voter's Rights & Responsibilities


As a Kansas Elector, you have the right to:
  • Ask questions
  • Request a ballot if you are:
    • a United State citizen
    • 18 years or older
    • A Kansas resident
    • Registered to vote
  • Vote a provisional ballot if your name is not on the voter registration list or if there is another question about your qualifications to vote
  • Vote in an accessible voting place, and receive assistance if needed
  • Review a sample ballot before voting
  • Receive a ballot if you are in line at the time the polls close
  • Obtain up to 2 replacement ballots if yours is mismarked or spoiled
  • Occupy the voting booth up to 5 minutes if others are waiting
  • Have your ballot count if it is cast legally and timely


As a Kansas elector, you have the responsibility to:
  • Register to vote at least 21 days before the election
  • Respect the privacy and voting rights of others
  • Read and follow instructions
  • Follow all federal and state voting laws
  • Follow voting procedures established by the county election officer and precinct elections board workers
  • Report illegal activities such as electioneering or denial of voting rights to the precinct election board, the county election officer or the secretary of state
  • Review your ballot before casting it to ensure it is complete and correct
  • Treat election workers and other voters with courtesy and respect
  • Be informed about the candidates and issues on the ballot
  • Keep your voter registration and address records current in the county election office