Are you registered to vote? There’s still time – you can register to vote in the November election until Oct. 7.
Come to Swope Health, 10 am to noon on Mondays, where you can register, request a mail-in ballot or absentee ballot, get your application notarized or learn more about your polling place and what to expect on your ballot.
This service is provided by our partners at the Kansas City Public Library. They will be at Swope Health Central every Monday through Oct. 26 to answer questions and provide information – always non-partisan, factual, accurate information on your rights.
We encourage you to vote.
Important upcoming dates:
- October 7: Last Day to Register before the General Election
- October 21 at 5 p.m.: Last day to request a Mail-In Ballot or to receive an Absentee Ballot in the mail
- November 2: Last day to request an Absentee Ballot in-person
- November 3: General Election
- Absentee ballots may be turned in by mail or in person. Mail-in ballots must be notarized and delivered by mail.
Notary Services for Absentee/Mail-in Ballots for the Nov. 3 Election:
- Ballots must be signed, notarized, and received by the Election Board before 7 p.m. on election day. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.
Voters can have their ballot envelope notarized for free at the following locations:
- Kansas City Public Library: click here to make an appointment
- KC Parks Community Center
- View the Secretary of State’s complete list of statewide ballot notaries here.
- Curbside Notary
Absentee ballots in 2020 do not need to be notarized if you are age 65 or older, have contracted coronavirus, or are at-risk due to any of the following:
- Live in a long-term facility
- Have a chronic lung disease/asthma
- Have a serious heart condition
- Are immunocompromised
- Have diabetes
- Have chronic kidney disease and are undergoing dialysis
- Have liver disease
“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves—and the only way they could do that is by not voting.”
– President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 5 October 1944
For accurate, non-partisan voting information, visit Vote411.org, a reference site operated by the League of Women Voters. The site includes information on registering, how to check your voter registration status, find your polling place, and find the ballot questions in your area.