WATCH LIVE: ELECTION DAY 2020 updates
The polls are now closed in Kansas.
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The polls are now closed in most of Kansas. Jacob Albracht is in the newsroom with a live update of results as they come in from around the nation.
Here’s what you need to know if you plan on voting in the General Election today.
Voting on Election Day:
State Law requires Kansas Polls to be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., though some counties open an hour earlier and stay open an hour later. You can find out more about polling times and locations through your individual county: County Election Offices
Show up at your polling place with a valid ID, and as long as you are registered to vote and have not cast an advance ballot, you’ll be able to cast your vote. Not sure where your polling place is? Check here: Find My Polling Place, See Sample Ballot
The Kansas Secretary of State’s website has more information on voting in person, including what counts as a valid photo ID: Kansas Secretary of State Election Website
Have a problem while voting? You can call: 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-866-687-8683
What if I’m sick and/or in quarantine? Can I still vote?
Yes. Here’s how: Contact your County Election Office and let them know you are unable to vote in person. They will prepare a packet for you. Someone else must pick up that packet and bring it to you. It will contain a paper ballot and an affidavit for both you and the person delivering it must sign.
Your delivery person can return that ballot any time before 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Sedgwick County has more than a dozen secure drop boxes set up for advance ballots before 7:00 p.m. today (Election Day). You can find your nearest dropbox here: Sedgwick County Drop Box Locations
The Secretary of State’s Office has not issued new guidance relating to the pandemic for the General Election, but for the Primary Election in August, masks were encouraged - but not required. Social distancing measures were in place, and gloves and hand sanitizer were available at polling locations.
Voters in Sedgwick County received a special pen which allowed them to operate the touch-panel without actually touching it.
Cybersecurity experts encourage voters to be aware of which websites they’re using. Be sure that you are on a legit voter website, such as the Kansas Secretary of State’s election page.
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