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Voter Registration

To register to vote you must:

                  be a U. S. citizen and a resident of the State of Kansas.

                  have reached the age of 18 years before the next election.

                    have received final discharge from imprisonment, parole, or conditional release if  

                    convicted of a felony.

                  have abandoned your former residence and/or name.


How to register to vote

                  Return your completed application to your county. Addresses are on the back of the application which can be obtained at the Election Office, voter registration sites, area city halls and public libraries and the Secretary of State’s Official Web site www.kssos.org.

                   Your county election officer will mail you a notice when your application has been processed.

                  Postmark this application by the 15th day before an election in order to be eligible to vote in that election.

                  If you decline to register to vote, that fact will remain confidential and will be used for voter registration purposes only. If you do register to vote, the office where you apply will be kept  confidential and will be used for voter registration purposes only.  

                  If this form is incomplete, it may be rejected

Notice to first-time voters

If you will be voting for the first time in this county, and do not provide an identification number as requested above, you must complete one of the following options.

a) Send a copy of a current, valid photo ID along with your application, or  Send a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address.

If these requirements are not met or, if the information you provide is not verified, you must provide identification the first time you vote in the county.

All campaign signs within 250' of polling locations must be removed before Election Day.

For further information contact the Montgomery County Clerk’s Office , (620) 330-1200 or the Office of the Secretary of State, 1-800-262-VOTE (8683) V/TTY. The Kansas Voter Registration Application form is available at cassschmidt@mgcountyks.org . or  www.kssos.org.


Once you have registered, your registration remains valid unless one of the following occurs:

Voter changes his/her name by marriage, divorce or a legal proceeding.  Voter changes residence by moving.

***Special note for the November 2010 General Election: All military ballots were sent from the County Clerk's office on Sept. 17, 2010. The official deadline for mailing military ballots was Sept. 18. All military ballots received by the day of official canvas, Nov. 8, 2010, will be included in the official vote totals.***

The voter registration books are closed two weeks prior to each election and reopen the day following an election. A voter may declare a party affiliation at the time of registration or may choose to remain unaffiliated. A voter who is unaffiliated may sign a declaration to affiliate at the polls during a primary election. A voter may change party affiliation by re-registering at any time before the close of the registration books.

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