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2020 Elections


Will Kansas hold a presidential primary?

The Kansas Republican Party has chosen to NOT hold a presidential primary or caucus, and all delegate votes will go to Pres. Trump.

The Libertarian Party will choose its presidential nominee at the 2020 Libertarian National Convention in Austin, Texas, May 21-25, 2020

The Kansas Democratic Presidential Primary will be held on May 2, 2020.
It will be a ranked-choice primary run by the Democratic Party. All who are registered as Democrats by MARCH 9, 2020, will receive the information about requesting a mailed ballot, and in-person voting locations for the May 2 election.  Here’s how ranked choice voting works.

More details about the Democratic Party presidential primary:  Voters need to be registered as a Democrat to vote in the Democratic primary. Register and/or update your voter registration at ksvotes.org


Key Kansas Democratic Party Presidential Primary Dates

February 28 – Party registration deadline to automatically receive a ballot in the mail. (If you are a registered Democrat by Feb. 28, you’ll automatically receive a ballot in the mail.)

March 9 – Information on mail-in ballots and voting centers available on Kansas Democratic Party website, Facebook page and via email.

March 30 – Mail-in ballot delivery begins.

March 30 – April 22 – New Democrat voters may request a paper ballot on the website or by contacting KDP headquarters.

April 17 – Last day to request a mail-in ballot: info@kansasdems.org.

April 24 – Postmark deadline for returning completed mail-in ballots.

May 2 – 10 am to 4 pm – In-person voting. Each senate district will have at least one voting center where voters can drop off mail-in ballots or register to vote and cast a paper ballot.


More details

  • Before mailed ballots are sent, confirmation of Democrat Party affiliation will be made through Kansas database.
  • The primary will employ Ranked-Choice Voting – giving voters the option to rank candidates in order of choice up to five candidates.
  • Photo ID requirements are the same as the current Kansas voter photo ID requirement.
  • Military and overseas voting is available through absentee voting.
  • All 17-year-olds are eligible to participate if they will be 18 by Nov. 3, 2020.

What races will be on the August primary and November election ballots?

  • Kansas voters will select candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress (3rd District) in the August and with the election for president, U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress in November.
  • All seats in the Kansas Senate and Kansas House will be on the ballot.
  • Johnson County voters will also select among candidates for district attorney and State Board of Education.
  • County races include sheriff and county commission seats 2, 3 and 6, plus township trustees

For details. check the Johnson County Election Office.

What are the dates of the 2020 elections?

Fall Primary Election: August 4, 2020

  • June 1; Deadline to change party affiliation
  • July 14: Last day to register to vote for the primary election
  • July 15: Advance voting by mail begins

Fall General Election: November 3, 2020

  • Oct. 13: Last day to register to vote
  • Oct. 14: Advance voting by mail begins


Johnson County,

Election info

Johnson County Election Office

Wyandotte County:

Election info

Check www.vote411.org to confirm your registration status, find information on candidates, and see what is on your ballot.,

For more information about voting in Wyandotte County, check .http://www.wycovotes.org/ for details

When voting in person, you are asked to show a form of identification. Here is a list of types of ID accepted. 

Kansas offers three ways to cast your vote:

  • In advance by mail
  • In advance at convenient locations
  • At the polls on Election Day

NOTE: Do you vote a paper ballot? Be sure to follow all instructions; especially be sure to sign the return ballot envelope.

In the Johnson County November 2019 General Election. 696 paper ballots (advance and provisional) were challenged. The Board of Canvassers accepted the Election Office’s recommendation to count or not to count those ballots. Of the 233 recommended NOT to count, 72 people were not registered to vote. Some ballots were not accepted due to problems with the return envelope, such as the envelope was not signed or signature did not match the one on file. Some envelopes had incomplete information, photo ID was not shown to election worker, or voter had already voted. If an envelope contained more than one ballot, neither ballot was accepted.

See a sample return envelope for guidance.

Use the election office website to check your voter registration, confirm your polling place, learn what districts you live in, the names of your representatives, and view the list of candidates for upcoming elections. You may also view a sample ballot, which is posted 20 days prior to an election.