What are my rights and responsibilities?

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
    • registered to vote
  • Vote a provisional ballot (Español) 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 (Español) voting place, and request assistance if needed
  • Review a sample ballot before voting
  • Mark your ballot privately and free from coercion or intimidation
  • Receive instructions on how to contact the appropriate officials if these rights are alleged to have been violated
  • Receive a ballot if you are in line at the time the polls close
  • Obtain up to two replacement ballots if yours is mismarked or spoiled
  • Occupy the voting booth up to five minutes if others are waiting; and
  • 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 21 days before the election
  • Provide photo ID before receiving your ballot
  • Respect the privacy and voting rights of others
  • Read and follow instructions
  • Follow all federal and state voting laws
  • Follow voting procedures established by the county election officer and precinct election board workers
  • Report illegal activities such as electioneering, denial of voting rights, bribery, fraud, misrepresentation or other alleged election crimes 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; and
  • Keep your voter registration and address records current in the county election office