Different ways to cast your ballot in Douglas County.
In-person Advance, by law, can begin up to twenty (20) days prior to each election. Show up at an In-person site and vote. Bring your ID.
2021 Advance Voting Schedule - General
October 13, 2021 to October 29, 2021 – Advance voting in-person
County Courthouse, County Clerks Office - 1100 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence (11th and Massachusetts Streets) Courthouse open weekdays 8AM – 5PM
County Clerk's Election office - 711 W. 23rd Street Suite 1, Lawrence KS 66046 (23rd and Louisiana Streets) Office open weekdays 8AM - 5PM
Saturday October 30, 2021 – Saturday Advance Voting In-Person 9AM - 1PM
County Courthouse, County Clerks Office - 1100 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence (11th and Massachusetts Streets)
County Clerk and Election Office – 711 W. 23rd #1 in Lawrence (23rd and Louisiana Streets)
Lecompton City Hall, Eudora City Hall, Baldwin City Fire Station
Monday, November 1, 2021: Vote from 8AM - Noon at the Courthouse and at the Elections Office.
Advance Voting Closes (Noon) at Courthouse and Election's Office per KSA 25-1122(f)
Advanced Voting Location Map
To vote by mail you must complete an Application for Advance Ballot by Mail (PDF format) by printing it out or go to www.ksvotes.org to fill out a form online. Please Note: Digital typed signatures are not accepted. We verify your signature against your voter registration record. After you have completed the application, please return it to our office:
A separate application must be submitted for each election, except in the case of permanent illness or disability (see below, Permanent Advanced Voting Status).
Your completed application must be received at the Election Office by the Tuesday prior to the election (K.S.A. 25-1122(f)). Submit your application early to avoid delays!
Ballots will be mailed beginning 20 days before the election.
The polling place is the location where voters go to vote on Election Day. It is equipped with private voting booths, voting materials and voting assistance items. Polling locations are staffed with poll workers who can assist you with the voting process. The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in multiple locations across Douglas County.
Find what's on your ballot here: Voter Registration Search
Find your polling place here: Polling Place Map
Information on Voter ID requirements for Kansas residents.
A person with a permanent illness or disability may apply at any time to the county election officer for permanent advance voting status using an Application for Permanent Advance Voting Status (PDF format). Once a voter obtains permanent status, the county election officer automatically sends the voter an advance ballot by mail for every election they are eligible to vote in.
The voter must specify the nature of the permanent physical disability or illness that makes it difficult or impossible for the voter to go to the regular polling place to cast a ballot. A permanent advance voting applicant is not required to furnish a physician's records or signature, but the applicant should be specific as to the nature of the sickness or disability; using "age" or "failing health" is not adequate.
After you have completed the application please return it to our office via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail at:
UOCAVA is a Federal program that is designed to allow overseas voters and military personnel to actively participate in our democratic process. Here is a link you can access for more information about the program: U.S. Dept. of Justice - UOCAVA Information's Website
In order to become qualified as a UOCAVA voter it is necessary for the Federal Post Card Application-Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request (PDF format) to be completed and submitted to our office.
After you have completed the aforementioned application please return it to our office via email at: email@example.com or via mail at:
How provisional ballots work, and the reasons you may be asked (or choose) to vote provisionally.
Reasons for Provisional Ballot
A provisional ballot is voted when there is a question regarding the validity of a voter's registration, or in the process of voting, they did not satisfy voting requirements. Reasons for provisional ballots include:
Instructions for Provisional Ballot
It is your responsibility when voting a Provisional Ballot to:
Your provisional ballot will be processed after election night to determine whether the Board of County Canvassers will accept or reject your ballot. You should be given a receipt containing an explanation of provisional voting and telephone numbers for finding out whether your ballot was accepted.
Kansas Voter's Rights and Responsibilities
As a Kansas Elector, you have the right to:
As a Kansas elector, you have the responsibility to:
All voters who are voting by mail should follow these simple steps to protect the integrity of their ballot: