Can Felons Vote in Kansas
Below you will find information on voting rights for felons in Kansas. Where possible we have tried to simplify the answer as much as possible for you and give you the most direct answer of whether felons can vote in Kansas.
You will also find links to Kansas state operated websites for additional information, and links to information on restoring your right to vote in Kansas.
- Conviction of either a state or a federal felony results in the loss of voting rights until you complete the terms of the sentence. If you are granted probation or parole, your term of sentence is not completed until the probation or parole is finished. The law prohibits a person who has been convicted of a felony from all of the following: registering to vote, voting, holding public office, or serving on a jury.
- A felon who loses voting rights may re-register to vote after their sentence is completed. The county election officer does not automatically restore the person’s name to the registration list. When registering to vote, the felon is not required to submit proof of final discharge. The voter registration application form contains an affidavit above the signature line attesting that the person’s rights have been restored. Signing a false affidavit is a felony, which could result in loss of voting rights upon conviction.
- Kansas Voter FAQ: http://www.voteks.org/before-you-vote/am-i-eligible.html
- Kansas Voter Registration: http://www.kssos.org/elections/elections_registration.html
- Kansas Pardons: https://www.doc.ks.gov/prb/clemency