Registering to vote: a how-to guide

With registration ending this week, act now to confirm your vote will count in the 2022 election.

Liz LaHood, Online Editor

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8., with registration closing in two days, Oct. 18. Kansas’ general election will determine eleven positions: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, Secretary of State, treasurer, insurance commissioner and five seats on the State Board of Education. The deadline to request an absentee/mail-in ballot is Nov. 1 , and they must be returned in-person or postmarked by Nov. 8. Early voting is also available to all voters between Oct. 19 and Nov. 7.


To register to vote in Kansas you must:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be a Kansas resident
  • be at least 18 by the next election
  • have completed the terms of your sentence if convicted of a felony (a person serving a sentence for a felony conviction is ineligible to vote)
  • not claim the right to vote in any other location or under any other name
  • not be excluded from voting by a court of competent jurisdiction


You can register to vote online, and it will only take you five minutes. Here’s how:

  1. Go to
  2. Choose “Begin Online Voter Registration Application”
  3. Confirm your voting eligibility.
  4. Fill in the required information from your driver’s license. Individuals without a driver’s license will need to use a non-driver ID.
  5. Fill in the required voting residence and personal/contact information. Individuals must choose the official gender listed on their state ID to be considered eligible, regardless of gender expression.
  6. Review your information and submit. Note that by registering under false information or before you are ineligible can lead to a prison sentence of up to 17 months.