RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State
image of the Kansas Secretary of State seal
STATE OF KANSAS
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564
www.kssos.org


NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 15, 2004

Contact Information
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
(785) 296-4580
jesseb@kssos.org

THORNBURGH REMINDS KANSANS DEADLINE
TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS FAST APPROACHING

Topeka, KS – Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh today reminded Kansans that the deadline to register to vote for the August 3 primary election is Monday, July 19.


The qualifications to vote are: 1) be 18 years of age or older; 2) be a United States citizen; and 3) be a resident of Kansas. There is no length of residency requirement in Kansas, but a person must be registered to vote 15 days before the election and must be a resident at the time of registration.


Voter registration forms are available at county election offices, the Secretary of State's office or at www.kssos.org. Registration is also available at hundreds of places statewide including many banks, grocery stores, libraries, public events such as county fairs, city offices, public assistance agencies, armed forces recruitment offices, and the Department of Motor Vehicles.


State law requires that all first-time voters in the county show identification at one of four points in the registration process including at the time of registration; after registration and before Election Day; on Election Day; or after Election Day and before the county canvass.


Acceptable forms of identification are a driver's license or non-driver's identification card; bank statement; paycheck; government check; utility bill; and other government documents such as Medicare or Medicaid documents, military identification, student identification or a passport.
 
 

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