Election deadlines approaching: Quick guide for voters


Although Election Day isn’t until November 6, deadlines to register or change party affiliation are approaching.

Voters outside of Johnson County can find more information and resources through the election pages on the Kansas Secretary of State website or the Missouri Secretary of State website.

Kansas voters with valid identification can register online here. Missouri voters can register by submitting the application form found here.


Kansas voting deadlines (Missouri deadlines here):

Primary election:

Tuesday, July 17 (two weeks from today): Last date to register to vote in primary election or change party affiliation (Wednesday, July 11 in Missouri)

Wednesday, July 18: Advance voting begins

Friday, August 3: Last date to apply for advance ballots

Monday, August 6 at noon: Deadline for advance voting

Tuesday, August 7: Primary election

General election:

Tuesday, October 16: Last day to register to vote in general election

Wednesday, October 17: Advance voting by mail begins

Tuesday, October 23: Advance voting in person begins

Monday, November 5: In-person advance voting ends at noon

Tuesday, November 6: Election day


Kansas voters are required to present photo ID at the polls. Missouri elections require photo ID as well, with some exceptions.

Johnson County voters can find out if they are currently registered, where to vote and view sample ballots with a search here.

Compiled by Mackenzie Clark, mclark68@jccc.edu



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