Voting in Kansas
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Voting in 2012 Primaries • Voting on November 6, 2012
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Kansas has a mixed primary system. In the Democratic caucus, Independent voters can register as Democrats on caucus day. For Republicans it is a closed caucus.
To vote in Kansas, you must meet the following requirements:
When and where
Voting on election day
- See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times
In Kansas, most polls are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time as Kansas mandates in its state laws that the polls must be open a minimum of twelve (12) hours. Counties may open the polls earlier and close them later.
All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Kansas. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.
To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the Friday prior to the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
Kansas is one of 33 states (plus the District of Columbia) that permits some form of early voting. Early voting begins 20 days before an election. Ballots must be received by close of polls on Election Day.