WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Voters across Kansas and Wichita are heading to the polls to decide races for mayor, city council, school board and some bond measures.
FIND YOUR POLLING LOCATION
Polls in Sedgwick County opened at 6 a.m. The state of Kansas requires polling hours of at least 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To find your polling location and a sample ballot, visit the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office website.
VOTER PHOTO ID
In Kansas, voters are required by law to show photo identification when they vote in person. According to the Kansas Secretary of State’s office, these are documents that voters can use to meet the photo ID requirement:
- Driver’s license or ID card issued by Kansas or another state
- U.S. Passport
- U.S. Military ID
- ID card issued by a Native American tribe
- Employee badge or ID issued by a government office
- Student ID card from an accredited post-secondary education institution in Kansas
- Concealed carry license issued by Kansas or another state
- Public assistance ID card issued by a government office
The exemptions to the photo ID requirement are:
- Permanent advance voters (voters with illness or disabilities)
- Military and overseas voters and their spouses and dependents
- Voters with religious objections who sign a Declaration of Religious Objection (Form DRO (Español)
Voters age 65 or older may use an expired photo ID.
The website has answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about photo IDs. Click here if you have any questions.
ADVANCE VOTING BY MAIL
All ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received in the county election office by the close of business on the third business day following the election.
You can also take it to your county’s approved ballot drop box.
Click here or the map below for ballot drop box locations in Sedgwick County.
In Wichita, voters are deciding on the mayor, City Council District 2, City Council District 4, and City Council District 5. There are also three seats on the USD 259 Board of Education. All Wichita voters will see the mayor’s race on the ballot. However, the city council and school board races may not be on your ballot. It depends on what district you live in.
WICHITA FREE RIDES
Wichita Transit will offer free bus rides on all traditional bus routes and paratransit service on Election Day. Riders do not need to provide documentation of voting to receive a ride. Transit buses will operate on a regular weekday schedule with service hours that span the full voting hours of each polling location.
SOME BALLOT MEASURES ACROSS KANSAS
- Fowler sales tax to help fund schools
- LaCrosse $10.9 million school bond vote
- Plains .5% sales tax increase to help fund local grocery store
- McPherson $88.5 school bond issue
- Reno County vote could remove liquor by the drink food requirement
- Pretty Praire to decide on dog breed-specific ban
- Benton 2% sales tax increase to help homeowners
- Grant County jail issues
- Minneola $15 million school bond
- Lucas 1% sales tax for infrastructure renewal
- Derby 1% special sales tax
- Haysville 1% sales tax
- Mount Hope 1% sales tax
- Douglass 1% sales tax
- El Dorado 1% sales tax
- Russell County .5% sales tax for economic development
- Sheridan County 1% sales tax continuation for hospital
AFTER POLLS CLOSE
KSN News and KSN.com will have updated results on air and online.
We are following 370 races across the KSN viewing area.