NOTE: This requirement is effective January 1, 2013.
*Any person registering to vote in Kansas for the first time will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of United States citizenship.*(Please see the asterisk below) Individuals registered to vote in Kansas as of the effective date of this requirement are deemed to have submitted proof of citizenship and are exempt from the requirement as long as they remain on the voter registration list. Moving from one place to another within Kansas or modifying one's registration records does not require the person to re-submit proof of citizenship.
If a citizenship document is not provided at the time the person submits his or her voter registration application, it may be submitted at a later time. Such person may (1) mail or deliver the document to the county election office by the close of business on the day before the election, or (2) submit it electronically by midnight the day before the election. "Electronically" means fax, email or other electronic means approved by the Secretary of State.
*Notice Regarding Voter Registration Status
Due to recent court rulings, if you have applied to register to vote at a Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles office or if you have applied to register to vote using the “Federal Form” voter registration application (as opposed to the standard ‘state form’) and have not yet provided proof of citizenship, you are registered to vote. Your name will appear on the poll book for your voting location and you will be given a standard ballot. There is nothing further you need to provide unless and until you receive further notice.Back to Top
Here is a list of documents that are acceptable as evidence of United States citizenship for voter registration purposes:
If a citizenship document submitted by a voter registration applicant is deemed unsatisfactory due to an inconsistency between the citizenship document and the (1) name or (2) sex indicated on the applicant's voter registration application, the applicant may sign a Form CDU (Español) (Affidavit of Evidence of U.S. Citizenship) explaining the inconsistency.
The applicant must state the nature of the inconsistency, the reason for it, and must swear under oath that, despite the inconsistency, the applicant is the individual reflected in the citizenship document.
A properly executed affidavit should result in the applicant being granted full registration status unless it is denied for another reason.
The date of birth on the citizenship document must match the date of birth on the voter registration application.
Applicants who cannot meet the citizenship verification requirement because they do not possess any of the documents listed above to prove their U.S. citizenship may: