Voting in person before Election Day
Am I eligible to vote before Election Day?
Yes! If you are registered to vote in Wyandotte County, then you are eligible to vote before Election Day. You can choose to do so by mail, or in person at our office. With in-person early voting, no application is required.
Where can I vote before Election Day?
Early in-person voting is available at the Election Office at 850 State Avenue in Kansas City, KS and at the West Branch Library at 1737 N 82 St Kansas City, KS 66112.
Schedule (subject to change)
For the Primary Election on August 1, 2017
Election Office: 850 State Avenue Kansas City, KS 66101
Saturday, July 22 and July 29 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28 | M-F: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, July 31 | 8 a.m. to noon
West Branch Library: 1737 N 82 St Kansas City, KS 66112
Saturday, July 29 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What is the voting process like at the Election Office?
Voting at our office is very similar to voting at your polling place on Election Day. The process begins with check in. The election worker will ask you for photo ID and your name. Most voters use their driver's license, but state law allows you to use one of many varieties of photographic identification.
During the check-in process, you will be asked whether you'd like to vote a paper ballot or use one of our touchscreen voting machines. The choice is entirely up to you. Once you have checked in, you will be directed to paper ballot clerk or touchscreen clerk based upon your choice. This is where you will receive your ballot (either paper or touchscreen).
When you are done voting your ballot, look for the exit clerk, they will direct you to put your paper ballot through the counting machine or retrieve your ballot card if you used the touchscreen voting machine.
If you have any questions during the voting process, do not hesitate to ask. Our workers have all undergone training and should be able to answer whatever questions you have about the voting process.
What if I make a mistake on my ballot?
Mistakes happen, don't worry about it. If you're voting on one of our touchscreen voting machines, simple tap the box again to uncheck it, then make your new selection. If you need help with that process, ask one of the workers in the touchscreen area.
If you're voting on a paper ballot, don't try to correct your mistake. If more than one circle is filled in, our machines won't be able to determine for which candidate or question you intended to vote, even if you cross one out. Instead, simply return to the table where you received your ballot and ask for a replacement. You may receive up to two replacement ballots. If you need assistance, please ask any of our election workers.