Kansans have two weeks to register to vote or change registration. Here is how to register to vote.
Kansans have two weeks left to register to vote or change their registration before the Oct. 12 deadline, otherwise they will be out of luck if they wish to vote in mayoral, city council and school board races.
Residents with a Kansas driver's license or ID card can register to vote or change their registration information online at the Kansas secretary of state's website. They can check their registration status in the agency's Voter View portal.
Voters find registration forms at a variety of locations across Shawnee County, including select Capitol Federal Savings & Loan, Fidelity State Bank, Kaw Valley State Bank, Landmark National Bank and CoreFed Bank locations, as well as public libraries in Topeka, Rossville and Silver Lake, area high schools and Washburn University's student union.
Registration drives will also occur at the Topeka Shawnee Public Library in the coming weeks. Registration can also occur at the Shawnee County Elections Office at 3420 S.W. Van Buren St. and the Shawnee County Clerk's Office at the county courthouse downtown.
Voters can request an advance ballot for the November election until Oct. 26. Officials will begin mailing those advance ballots starting Oct. 13. In-person advance voting runs from Oct. 18 to midday Nov. 1.
Anyone with questions concerning their voter registration status may call the Shawnee County Election Office at (785) 251-5900. Voters with special needs who require assistance should also call the election office.
Additional information is available on the Shawnee County Election website at http://www.snco.us/election.
Andrew Bahl is a senior statehouse reporter for the Topeka Capital-Journal. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 443-979-6100.