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Understanding Kansas voting in 2024

Important dates and steps to keep in mind as election season gears up to begin this January.
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Avery Sigg

For Kansas voters, 2024 is a packed year with multiple elections coming up, including the presidential primary, the primary election and the general election. To register to vote in these elections, you must meet the following requirements:  

  • be a United States citizen
  • be a Kansas resident
  • be at least 18 by the next election
  • have received your final discharge from imprisonment, parole or conditional release if you are a convicted felon
  • 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

 

New voting system for Kansas

For the first time since 1992, Kansas will have a presidential preference primary. This is a primary election in which a voter indicates a preference for a particular candidate to be a party's nominee for the presidency. It is referred to as a “preference” primary because the vote totals are given to a political party to allocate delegates to candidates at the national convention.

Key upcoming elections

2024 presidential primary:

  • The Kansas 2024 presidential preference primary election is March 29.

2024 primary election:

  • The Kansas 2024 primary election is Aug. 6.

2024 general election:

  • The 2024 general election is Nov. 5.

 

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

  1. Go to https://www.kdor.ks.gov/apps/voterreg/
  2. Choose “Begin Online Voter Registration Application”
  3. Verify your voting eligibility.
  4. Verify that you have a valid driver's license or non-driver's identification card.
  5. Enter your personal information.
  6. Review and submit your information.

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Jeny Jithesh, Online Editor
Jeny Jithesh is a senior and Online Editor of “The Express” and BVNWnews. This is her second year on staff as a writer. Outside of newspaper, Jeny is serving as the President of FBLA and KAY Club and participates in Student Government, NHS, NEHS, and Quill & Scroll. In her free time, Jeny loves going on walks with her parents, hanging out with friends, painting, and traveling. She is looking forward to contributing to BVNWNews as an editor and writer!
Avery Sigg, Design Editor
​​Avery Sigg is a senior and Design Editor for “The Express.” This is her third year on staff as a designer. Outside of newspaper, Avery is involved in girl’s soccer, NHS and Quill & Scroll. In her free time she spends time with her family and friends, playing soccer, watching movies and traveling. Avery is excited to take on the role of being an Design Editor and enjoy her senior year!

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