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The Election Office strives to make voting easy for voters. Listed below is how to become a voter and keep your registration current so voting in future elections stays simple. To vote, you must register with the Election Office, be a United States citizen, and be at least 18 years old by the next general election.
Step 1: Register to Vote
You can register to vote for the first time or change your current registration information online. To register to vote online, you must have a valid Kansas driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card. If you do not have either of these documents, you may register to vote using the Voter-Registration-Card or the National Voter Registration Application Form and submit it to the Election Office. If you do not have a valid Kansas driver’s license you may register to vote online using this website: www.ksvotes.org Applications are also available at the Cowley County Election Office – 321 E. 10th, Winfield and at various city offices. Registration is open except for the 21 days before Election Day in the district where an election is held. You must re-register each time you change your name, address, or party affiliation for voting. When you register, you can affiliate with a party or be unaffiliated. During partisan primary elections, unaffiliated voters may affiliate when voting.
Step 2: Vote in the next election
In Cowley County you have three convenient Voting Options to choose from.
Vote Early by Mail
To vote by mail, complete an Advance Voting Application and mail, email, or fax it to the Election Office. We begin mailing ballots 20 days before Election Day. A signed application is required before an advance ballot can be issued. The last day our office can mail a ballot is 7 days before the election. The voted ballot must be returned to the Election Office or on Election Day at any polling location by 7 p.m. If mailing, your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received in the Election Office no later than 3 days after the election.
Vote Early in Person
Go to the Cowley County Election Office 321 E. 10th Winfield, Kansas They will check you in by computer. You can vote on a voting machine or by paper ballot. The Election Office begins in-person advance voting 15 days before the election and continues until 12 Noon the Monday before Election Day. Additional satellite sites may also be available and will be posted.
Vote ON ELECTION DAY
To find your assigned Polling Place check your voter card, use this VoterView link, or call us at 620-221-5494.
Polling Places are open for voting on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Both machine voting and paper ballot voting options are available. State law requires that all voters show photo identification. Got photo id
Step 3: Keep your registration information current
Keep voting simple for you by keeping your registration information current. Re-register if you move, change your name, or want to change your party affiliation.
Law Regarding Party Affiliation Change
By law, from noon on June 1 through August 31, 2020, anyone affiliated with the Democratic, Republican, or Libertarian party may not switch to another party or elect to become unaffiliated.
If you still wish to change your party affiliation after the August Primary Election, you will need to resubmit another voter registration application on or after September 1.
The Kansas Legislature passed a law in 2014 which prohibits voters from switching parties or disaffiliating from a party during the time from the candidate filing deadline through the time when the primary election results are certified by the State Board of Canvassers. K.S.A 25‑3304
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