Kansas Voter ID Law

Details of Kansas Voter ID Requirements

Kansas Voter ID Requirement

Each person desiring to vote shall provide a valid form of identification. The following are exempted from the ID requirement:

  • persons with a permanent physical disability that makes it impossible for them to travel to obtain voting identification and who have permanent advance voting status
  • members of the merchant marine and uniformed service members who are on active duty and absent from the county on election day, as well as their spouses and dependents
  • any voter whose religious beliefs prohibit photographic identification

Acceptable Forms of Kansas Voter ID

The following forms of identification are valid if they contain the name and photograph of the voter and have not expired. Expired documents are valid if the bearer is aged 65 or older.

  • Driver’s license issued by Kansas or another state
  • State identification card
  • Government-issued concealed carry handgun or weapon license
  • U.S. passport
  • Employee badge or identification document issued by a government office or agency
  • Military ID
  • Student ID issued by an accredited postsecondary institution in Kansas
  • Government-issued public assistance ID card

Kansas Voters without Voter ID

A voter who is unable or refuses to provide current and valid identification may vote a provisional ballot.

In order to have his or her ballot counted, the voter must provide a valid form of identification to the county election officer in person or provide a copy by mail or electronic means before the meeting of the county board of canvassers.