RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State

STATE OF KANSAS
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564
www.kssos.org


1998 Kansas Elections Brochure

Contents

1998 Election Calendar
Voting Qualifications
Registration
Re-registration
Party Affiliation
Advance Voting
Additional Questions


1998 Election Calendar


JULY 20               LAST DAY TO REGISTER

AUGUST 4              PRIMARY ELECTION

OCTOBER 19            LAST DAY TO REGISTER

NOVEMBER 3            GENERAL ELECTION


Voting Qualifications You may register and vote if you are:
  1. A United States citizen
  2. A Kansas resident
  3. At least 18 years old

Registration
  1. Registration is required before voting.
  2. Register at your county election office or at locations designated by the election officer.
  3. You can also register when applying for or renewing a driver's license.
  4. You can register by mail. Call or write your county election officer for an application.
  5. Registration is closed 14 days before any election and re-opens the day after the election.

Re-Registration

You should re-register if you:

  1. Change your residence
  2. Change your name

If you moved or failed to vote in any November general election, contact your county election officer to see if it is necessary to re-register.


Party Affiliation

You may declare a party affiliation when you register to vote, or you may sign a declaration at the voting place the first time you vote in a primary election.
You may also choose not to affiliate with any political party.


  • Advance Voting
  • Have you heard about advance voting?

    If you are a registered voter, now you can vote before election day. Just contact your county election officer to request a ballot.

  • How to vote in advance:
  • You may cast an advance ballot in person by going to the county election office starting the Tuesday before election day.
    You can have your ballot mailed to you starting 20 days before the election.
    Another voter can apply for you. If you're sick or disabled, you can receive assistance from another voter.

    Remember:

    To vote in advance, you must first be a registered voter, and you must contact your county election officer.
    Ballots will not be counted until election day.


    Questions

    Contact your county election officer if you have questions about voter registration or any part of the election process.
    The county clerk is the election officer in 101 Kansas counties. Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee and Wyandotte counties have election commissioners.

    You may also write to:
    Kansas Secretary of State
    First Floor, Memorial Hall
    120 SW 10th Ave.
    Topeka, KS 66612-1594
    or call 1-800-262-VOTE (8683).