Patient Portal (316) 691-0249

Voting in Kansas

Oct 12

Election time has arrived and your voice counts. When you vote, you ensure our government represents all of us. Here are some tools to help make sure your voice is heard this year and your vote is counted.

Voting Early (In Person)

Once you are registered to vote, you are eligible to vote early, also called “Advanced Voting.” Go to the Early Vote Center most convenient for you. They will check you in by computer. You can vote on a voting machine or by paper ballot. Here are the early voting locations and their hours:

Intrust Bank Arena – Early Voting Hours

Intrust Bank Arena, located at 500 E. Waterman in Wichita, is now open as an early voting center. There is FREE PARKING in Lot 1 at 201 St. Francis, and Lot 3 at 500 E. Waterman. Please enter at the South Lobby – Entrance A. The North entrance will not be open. All Sedgwick County voters can vote at this mega-site during these hours:

Visit the Early Vote Center for more information.

Sedgwick County Election Office – Early Voting Hours

The Sedgwick County Election Office, located at 510 N. Main, Suite 101 in Wichita, is now open as an early voting center. All Sedgwick County voters can vote at this location during these hours:

Visit the Early Vote Center for more information.

Sedgwick County Local Voting Centers – Early Voting Hours

Additional satellite sites are open Tuesday, October 27 – Saturday, October 31 for large county-wide elections. Visit the Early Vote Center to find the early voting center nearest you or see the image below.

Visit the Early Vote Center for more information.

Voting By Mail

Voting by mail began during the American Civil War in 1864 when many citizens who were eligible to vote were away from home fighting. That year, mail-in ballots (also called “absentee ballots”) led to Republican incumbent President Abraham Lincoln defeating Democratic candidate George McClellan.

To vote by mail in Sedgwick County, get registered (see above) and complete an Advance Voting Application and mail, email, or fax it to the Election Office. The Sedgwick County Election Office begins mailing ballots 20 days before Election Day. The last day our office can mail a ballot is 7 days before the election. The voted ballot must be returned to the Election Office, any Early Voting location, or an Election Day polling location by 7 p.m. on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3). Please only drop off your voted ballot at an Early Voting or Polling location during times the polls are open for voting. If mailing, your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day (11/03/2020) and received in the Election Office no later than 3 days after the election (11/06/2020).

Election Office Phone & Fax
p: 316.660.7100
f: 316.660.7125
Toll-Free: 877.530.7194

Election Office Address
510 N. Main
#101
Wichita, KS 67203

Election Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where To Vote On Election Day

To find your assigned Polling Place in Sedgwick County, check your voter card, call The Sedgwick County Election Office at (316) 660-7100, or use this VoterView link.

Polling Places are open for voting on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3) from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Both machine voting and paper ballot voting options are available.

Voting In Wichita FAQ

Q: When is Election Day?
A: Election day is Tuesday, November 3.

Q: When do I need to be registered to vote?
A: You must be registered to vote in-person or online by Tuesday, October 13. If registering by mail, your registration application must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 13.

Q: Where do I register to vote?
A: You can register to vote in-person, online, or by mail. Click HERE to register online right now.

Q: When are absentee ballot requests due to the Election Office?
A: Absentee ballot requests must be received by the Sedgwick County Elections Office by Tuesday, October 27.

Q: When are absentee ballots due to the Election Office?
A: Absentee ballots must be mailed to the Sedgwick County Elections Office, postmarked by Tuesday, November 3.

Q: Will voting by mail count the same as voting in-person?
A: Yes, all mailed ballots must be verified to be counted just like in-person ballots. Election officials said that nearly one in five postal votes had to be disqualified due to arriving late, not having the right postmark or lacking a signature.

Q: Does voting by mail lead to voter fraud?
A: No, voting by mail does not lead to voter fraud. Numerous nationwide and state-level studies over the years have not revealed evidence of major, widespread fraud.

Q: When can I early vote?
A: Early voting is from Wednesday, October 14 – Monday, November 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live and your polling place.

Q: What is the phone number for the Sedgwick County Elections Office?
A: 316-660-7100 or Toll-Free: 877-530-7194

Q: What is the address for the Sedgwick County Elections Office?
A: 510 N. Main, #101, Wichita, KS 67203

Q: Where do I go to vote?
A: To find your assigned Polling Place in Sedgwick County, check your voter card, call The Sedgwick County Election Office at (316) 660-7100, or use this VoterView link.

Q: Where can I find more information?
A: To learn more about voting in Wichita, Kansas please visit the Sedgwick County Elections Office Voter Information Page.