Voter Rights and Responsibilites

Rights

As a Kansas Elector, you have the right to:

  • Ask questions
  • Request a ballot if you are a United States citizen, 18 years or older, a Kansas resident, and possibly registered to vote.
  • Vote a provisional ballot if your name is not on the voter registration list or if there is another question about your qualifications to vote.
  • Vote in an accessible voting place, and receive assistance if needed.
  • Review a sample ballot before voting.
  • Receive a ballot if you are in line at the time the polls close.
  • Obtain up to 2 replacement ballots if yours is mismarked or spoiled.
  • Occupy the voting booth up to 5 minutes if others are waiting.
  • Have your ballot count if it is cast legally and timely.

Responsibilities

As a Kansas elector, you have the responsibility to:

  • Register to vote at least twenty-one days before the election
  • Respect the privacy and voting rights of others
  • Read and follow instructions
  • Follow all federal and state voting laws the county election officer and precinct elections board workers.
  • Report illegal activities such as electioneering or denial of voting rights to the precinct election board, the county election officer or the Secretary of State.
  • Review your ballot before casting it to ensure it is complete and correct.
  • Treat election workers and other voters with courtesy and respect.
  • Be informed about the candidates and issues on the ballot.
  • Keep your voter registration and address records current in the county election office.