Oct 19, 2022

SCHWAB: Important general election reminders

Posted Oct 19, 2022 2:45 PM

Kansas Secretary of State

As we approach the November 8 election, I want to thank our county election officials and poll workers for their tireless work to ensure the security and integrity of our elections.

Second, I want to remind voters they have multiple options for how to cast their ballot: in-person on Election Day, advance in-person, or advance by mail ballot. Voters can preview their ballot and verify their polling location at VoteKansas.gov.

Beginning on October 19, advance in-person voting may begin and advance by mail ballots are transmitted to voters who requested a ballot. Advance in-person voting schedules vary by county. Voters may locate their county’s advance in-person voting schedule by contacting their county election office.

Voters who requested an advance by mail ballot must return their ballot to the county election office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots that are returned by postal mail must be postmarked by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day and received by the county election office by the last postal delivery on the third day following the election to be counted.

Please remember that state law requires voter identification when voting in person or by mail. A list of acceptable forms of ID can be found at VoteKansas.gov.

Please note the 2022 General Election dates and deadlines:

  1. October 18: Last day to register to vote for the general election
  2. October 19: Advance voting in person and by mail may begin
  3. November 7 (NOON): Last day to advance vote in-person
  4. November 8: GENERAL ELECTION (advance by mail ballots must be postmarked by 7:00 p.m. on November 8)
    I encourage all registered voters to exercise their constitutional right to vote on, or before, November 8.