Any person registering to vote in Kansas for the FIRST TIME will be required to provide satisfactory evidence of United States citizenship. 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. 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, just an updated Voter Registration Application.
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, text or other electronic means approved by the Secretary of State.
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 an Affidavit of Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (pdf) 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.
No Citizenship Documents
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:
The Riley County Clerk's office is the designated office to provide assistance at no cost, to any person applying for a free certified copy of the person's birth certificate for the purpose of registering to vote. If you need assistance please come to our office or call us at 785-537-6300.