Register to Vote
October 18, 2022, was the last day to register to vote in the November 8, 2022 General Election in Shawnee County.
See the Shawnee County Elections Office’s 2022 Election Calendar 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
- View a sample ballot
Topeka Metro provides free rides on election day
Topeka Metro will offer free rides for Election day, Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, for all fixed route passengers and two rides for the day for paratransit users.
Topeka Metro provides free rides on election day to help people who may not have reliable transportation or any transportation at all, so that they can vote on November 8th.
“Topeka Metro offers this service so that our passengers have a way to fulfil their civic duty without transportation hardship,” said Bob Nugent, Topeka Metro General Manager. “We encourage passengers to know where their polling location is and to be sure that they know which bus route to take. For help planning a bus trip, our customer service is available at 785-783-7000.”
Polling locations can be found by accessing the Shawnee County Election Office website at www.myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView.
Topeka Metro’s system map is on the website at www.topekametro.org/routes-and-detours.
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:
- non-partisan voter education websites like Vote411, BallotReady, KSBallot and KSBoleta (in Spanish) from The Voter Network
- local news sources like your local newspapers, local news websites, public radio stations and TV news providers
- voting guides and endorsements from political, news or social groups you support
- directly from the candidates through candidate forums, candidate interviews and candidate websites.
Advance Voting Information
- In Shawnee County, with Advance Voting, any registered voter can vote by mail or in person before Election Day.
- To download an advance mail voting application or learn more, visit the Shawnee County Election Office advance voting information page. Check the status of your Advanced Ballot at Voter View from the Kansas Secretary of State.
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. 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.