Voting on Election Day
Where do I vote on Election Day?
If you wish to vote on Election Day, you will need to visit your assigned polling place. You can find out which polling place to visit by calling our office (913-573-8500) or using the lookup tool below.
Polling place search - provided by the Kansas Secretary of State
Why can't I go to the polling place near my office/child's school/grocery store/etc.?
Quite simply, voters are assigned by precinct to a specific polling place. This polling place, and only this polling place, will have the ballot you should vote. If you go to the wrong polling place, you will be required to vote a provisional ballot. The wrong polling place will not have the ballot you need.
What is the voting process like at my polling place?
Voting at your polling place should be quick and easy. 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 your next destination in the polling place. This is where you will receive you 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.