Election and Voting Information

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Voter registration for the November 2020 election closed October 13, 2020.

See the Shawnee County Elections Office’s 2020 Voting Options to view information regarding deadlines, dates and times for upcoming elections.

Additional information is available on the Shawnee County Election Office website and voters who require assistance may call the Election Office at (785) 251-5900.

Check your registration status or find your polling place at  Voter View from the Kansas Secretary of State.

  • Enter your name and date of birth
  • Review your polling place
  • See your voting history in Kansas
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  • Visit the library’s Customer Service Desk to fill out a registration form to be eligible to vote.
  • Visit a location to fill out a paper registration form.
  • nd mail it in.
  • Register online with the Online Voter Registration Application from the Kansas Secretary of State. To register to vote online, you must have a valid Kansas driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card. 

Resources for Information about Candidates & Issues

  • It is important to be informed about the candidates and issues on your ballot so you can cast an informed vote.
  • To find your  sample ballot, check with the Shawnee County Election Office or visit myinfo.voteks.org
  • Learn more about candidates and issues using information from:

Advance Voting Information

Election Day Polling Information

  • Use VoterView to find your polling place. Polls are open 7am – 7pm.
  • Bring photo ID. Kansas requires voters to show photographic identification when casting a vote in person. The Kansas Secretary of State’s office provides information about what are acceptable forms of identification. The page says that an acceptable ID must not have expired at the time of voting, however recently issued E.O. 20-66 states that voters may use driver’s licenses or ID cards that have expired after March 12, 2020 as valid voter identification for the General Election. If you do not have photo ID, request one by filling out this form (PDF).
  • Kansas law provides for a leave allowance for employees to vote. The specific details can be found in K.S.A. 25-418
  • Learn more from the Kansas Secretary of State’s Election Division website or by phone at 800-262-VOTE(8683).

If you are not a Shawnee County resident, contact the Election Office of the county in which you live for your accurate local election information.