Voter registration deadline for primary election is Tuesday, July 12

KU students, faculty and staff,

Voting is one of our most fundamental responsibilities as citizens, and as a leading research university, part of KU’s mission is to foster civic engagement. The upcoming Aug. 2 primary election is an excellent opportunity to model that kind of democratic participation.

The ballot will include nominations for various state and local elected positions, in addition to a state Constitutional question on abortion rights. Republicans and Democrats will vote their party’s ballot. Unaffiliated or independent voters may choose to affiliate with one of those parties at their polling place or they may choose to vote a nonpartisan ballot that includes the constitutional amendment.

If you’re not registered to vote, the last day to register in Kansas is next Tuesday, July 12. You may register to vote at  College students may choose whether to register at their permanent home address or at their address while at school.

If you’ve already registered and want to vote in advance, you have two options in Douglas County. First, you may fill out an application to receive a ballot by mail at Completing the ballot application promptly and returning it to your elections office will help avoid complications. Once you receive your ballot, you may return it in person at the local elections office in your county of registration or at a ballot drop-off site in that county. Locations of ballot drop-off sites are available by contacting your local elections office.

You may also elect to vote early in person. In Kansas, in-person advance voting may begin on Wednesday, July 13. Contact your local election office for advance voting options in your county. In Douglas County, in-person advance voting sites are available online, along with drop-off sites for mail-in ballots.

Voters who are registered outside of Douglas County may look up information about their registration status, deadlines, mail-in ballots, polling place locations and other information at

Questions about how to participate in the coming election may be addressed to the Douglas County Clerk’s Office at 785-832-5267, or