Leavenworth County Voting Information for the November 2020 Election
Regular Polling Places will be open on Election Day. No Voting Will Take Place at the Basehor Community Library
State of Kansas Election Information: http://www.voteks.org/
Your guide to Kansas elections and voting information. To find your registration status, polling place and a sample ballot.
Kansas Online Voter Registration: https://www.kdor.ks.gov/apps/voterreg/default.aspx
To register to vote online, you must have a valid Kansas driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card. If you do not have either of these documents, you may register to vote using the paper form from the link on the web page.
Advance Voting for the 2020 General Election:
- Mail ballots – www.ksvotes.org – Your Kansas Online Voter Registration and Advance Ballot Service. Forms are also available at the Basehor Community Library.
- In person – advanced voting begins October 14, 2020
In Person Advance Voting can be done ONLY at the Leavenworth County Courthouse in the Basement Conference Room beginning October 14.
NOTE: The courthouse may be locked. You will have to call once you arrive, or knock on the door, to be let into the building. Appointments are not available for voting.
- Leavenworth County Courthouse phone number: (913) 684-0421
- October 13 – Last day to register to vote
- October 14 – First day advance ballots mailed and in-person advance voting begins
- October 27 – Last day for voters to request advance ballots
- November 2 – Noon deadline to vote advance voting ballots in person at the County Election Office
- November 3 – General Election – Regular polling places will be open on Election Day
From the Kansas Secretary of State website:
Q. Is it safe to cast an advance by mail ballot?
A. Kansas has several key security provisions in place for verifying the legitimacy of advance by mail ballots and those who cast them. They include:K.S.A.25-1122(e)(1) requires county election offices to compare the signature on the advance by mail ballot application with the signature on voter registration records to verify the voter, and not a third party, requesting the advance by mail ballot. If the signatures do not match, the signature may be challenged, and the county election office will contact the voter to verify the signature.
Voters must provide the number of their photo identification (e,g., driver’s license) on the advance by mail ballot application. In the event identification information cannot be verified, K.S.A. 25-1122(c) states the applicant must provide a copy of an acceptable form of photographic identification.
When a voter has completed their advance by mail ballot, they must sign the outside of the ballot envelope. That signature is then reviewed with voter registration records. If the signatures do not match, the signature may be challenged, and the county election office will contact the voter to verify the signature.
Q. How can I find out the status of my advance by mail ballot application and/or ballot?
A. Voters can call their local election office to check on the status of their advance by mail ballot application and/or ballot. In addition, for the first time, voters can track the status of their advance by mail ballot application and advance by mail ballot online at myvoteinfo.voteks.org for the 2020 elections.