This year’s Presidential election will be on Tuesday, November 3! We have provided the different options you have on how to vote this year, advance voting, by mail, or in person, and important dates for each option. If you want more information about absentee versus mail in ballots, please see our previous post about voting by mail this year.
Polling Place Voting Hours: 7:00AM – 7:00PM
You can find your polling place and additional information online at VoterView. You can also contact the Wyco Election Office with any questions you have!
Wyandotte County Election Office
850 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101
Election Officer: Bruce Newby
Hours: 8:00-5:00 M-F
Phone: (913) 573-8500
Fax: (913) 573-8580
Government-issued photo identification required to receive any ballot, in person or by mail:
- Driver’s License or ID Card
- U.S. passport
- Student ID Card issued by an accredited Kansas college or university
- U.S. military ID
- Government employee badge or ID
- Concealed carry license issued by any state or district of the United States
- Public assistance ID
Voting by Mail
You must apply to receive a ballot to vote by mail. Click here for the Application for Advance Voting Ballot.
- Download and print the Application
- Fill in all required information and sign your application
- Send your completed application by mail, email or FAX to the Election Office
- Advance voting applicants must provide with the application:
- Kansas driver’s license number, or;
- Kansas state identification card number, or;
- A copy of one of the other forms of photo ID specified in section 2 of the application.
The deadline for submitting an application to receive a ballot by mail is 7 days before Election Day – October 27
If you want to return your ballot by mail:
- Complete your ballot, sign your ballot envelope, seal your ballot, and apply postage!
- If you want to return your ballot in person:
- Voted ballots must be returned to the Wyco Election Office or your polling location no later than 7:00pm on Election Day.
If you have someone else deliver your ballot for you, you should write their name in the space provided in Statement 2 on your return envelope and have them sign on the line provided before you seal the envelope.
Ballots will be mailed out to you 20 days before each election – October 14, 2020
Ballots received by mail will be identical to the ballot you will receive at the polling locations.
Early Voting in Person
Kansas voters can vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Wednesday, October 14, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020 at 12 p.m.
Early in-person voting is available at the following locations:
- Election Office, 850 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas
- Joe Amayo-Argentine Community Center, 2810 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, Kansas
- Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., Kansas City, Kansas
PLEASE NOTE: Voting twice in the same election is a federal felony AND a felony in the state of Kansas. Vote by mail or in person, but not both, as it can result in a penalty!
|Kansas Kan. Stat. Ann. §25-2416||Explicitly prohibits voting in more than one state||a) Voting more than once is intentionally: (1) Voting or attempting to vote more than once in the same jurisdiction in an election held on a particular date; (2) voting or attempting to vote in more than one jurisdiction in the United States in an election held on a particular date; (3) inducing or aiding any person to vote more than once in the same jurisdiction in an election held on a particular date; or (4) inducing or aiding any person to vote in more than one jurisdiction in the United States in an election held on a particular date. (b) Voting more than once or attempting to commit the crime of voting more than once is a severity level 7, nonperson felony. (c) The provisions of K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 21-5301(c), and amendments thereto, shall not apply to a violation of attempting to commit the crime of voting more than once pursuant to this section.|
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