Photo ID in Kansas elections
Kansas law requires all voters to show an approved piece of photographic identification when voting. Most voters choose to use their valid and current driver's license, but we accept any of the following:
- Driver's License or ID Card issued by any state or district of the United States
- U.S. Passport
- Student ID Card issued by an accredited Kansas college or university
- U.S. military ID
- Government employee badge or ID
- Concealed carry license issued by any state or district of the United States
- Public assistance ID issued by a municipal, county, state or federal government office
- An identification card issued by an Indian tribe
Exemptions and special situations
- Persons age 65 or older may use an expired photo ID.
- Active military, voting-age dependents and overseas civilians, and their voting-age dependents are exempt when voting under the provisions of the Uniformed and Overseas Civilians Voting Act.
- Persons with established religious beliefs that prohibit photo ID may be exempt. To claim such an exemption, you must complete a sworn affidavit (pdf) explaining the religious belief that prohibits being photographed.
Photo ID when voting early
Kansas law extends the requirement for photo ID to all forms of early voting. For in-person early voting, you will be asked for photo ID when checking in, just like at the polling place on Election Day. If you are voting an early ballot by mail, you will be required to provide your Kansas driver's license (or Kansas State ID) number when applying for your ballot. If you don't have a Kansas ID, you can submit a photocopy of any of the approved forms of photo ID with your application.