Get Ready to Vote

As the 2018 midterm election gets closer there are a few things that you can do to prepare to vote. The election is fast approaching and deadlines will come sooner than you realize.

Find out if you’re registered and get registered if you’re not

  • You’ll need to check your registration status. It is as simple as putting in your first and last name and your date of birth.
  • If you realize you are not registered, don’t worry. That is simple too! You can register at the library or one of many other locations in Topeka and Shawnee County, or register online.
    • NOTE: You must re-register if you change your name, address or if you want to change your party affiliation.
  • The registration deadline is Tues, Oct 16.

Get a photo ID

  • Kansas law requires a photo ID when voting to identify you at your polling place.
  • Forms of ID accepted include:
    • driver’s license
    • non-driver ID
    • U.S. passport
    • college/university ID from a Kansas school
  • If you do not have an ID, you will need to get one. The Kansas Department of Revenue allows registered voters to be issued a free photo ID for voting. There are a few steps you need to take and documents you must present to do this.

Find your polling place

  • You’ll want to make sure you are going to the correct polling place. You can find your polling place by searching with either your name or your address.
    • Closer to the election date, there will also be an option to view a sample of the ballot that will appear at your polling place.
  • Cast your ballot on Nov 6!

Election related entertainment

Check out these fictional books and movies that might help you get in the election mood.

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Washburn University mass media student Charlie Rankin is our communications intern for fall 2018.