Kansas City, Kansas, is electing a new mayor on Nov. 2. Here’s what to know to vote in Wyandotte County.

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Election Day is fast approaching for residents of Wyandotte County. The deadline to register to vote has already passed, but registered voters still have time to make a voting plan before Nov. 2.

Next week’s election includes a number of important races for local office, including the next mayor of Kansas City, Kansas. To see exactly which offices are up for grabs in your precinct and who’s running to fill them, you can put in your name and date of birth to check out a sample ballot here.

Here’s what else you need to know to cast your ballot in Wyandotte County.

Early voting in person

Early Voting began on Oct. 23 and ends on Nov. 1 at noon. All registered voters are eligible to cast their vote early. Visit one of the three early voting locations listed here to do so. You do not need to pick the location in your precinct. Any Wyandotte County voter can vote early at any of the three locations.

The County Election Office is the only early voting location open on Nov. 1. Its hours on that day are 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Election Day voting in person

Election Day is Nov. 2, and all polling places are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. You can put in your address to find where your polling place is and when it’s open here. This site will also give you access to a sample ballot, where you can see exactly which offices are up for election and who’s running to fill them.

Remember: The only thing Wyandotte County voters need to bring with to the polls is a government-issued photo ID. You can check which types of ID documents qualify here. If you don’t have an acceptable form of ID, you can apply for a voter ID card through the Kansas DMV here.

Mailed Ballot Voting

The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is today, Tuesday, October 26. Any registered voter can request a mail-in ballot in Kansas. You don’t need an excuse. Voters can apply for a mailed ballot in Wyandotte county here.

Carefully follow all the instructions included with your mailed ballot. After completing it, you will need to fill out your personal information and sign the first statement on the outside of your return envelope. You’ll also need to complete the other statements if someone has helped you fill out your ballot.

Be sure your envelope is signed and sealed with your ballot inside before you return it. Even if you hand in your ballot in person, it must be sealed inside the provided envelope in order to be counted. If you don’t follow these instructions, your vote may not be counted.

Mailed ballots can be returned in several ways:

By mail. Mail in your ballot using the return envelope provided. Make sure your envelope is sealed, signed and has the correct postage: one Forever stamp, currently worth 58 cents.

To the Election Office. Bring your completed ballot to the Wyandotte County Election office, located at 850 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS, during its business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, every day leading up to Election Day. The office is also open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Election Day.

To a polling location or early voting location. You can drop your signed and sealed ballot off at any polling location on Election Day before the 7 p.m. closing time. You can also bring the ballot to any early voting location during its operating hours.

To a drop box. Wyandotte County has five designated ballot drop boxes. You can find their locations here. They are open 24/7 until polls close on Election Day at 7 p.m.

If you have specific questions about casting your vote, call the Wyandotte County Election Office at 913-573-8500.

Do you have any other local election questions? Our Service Journalism Desk is here to help. Ask us at kcq@kcstar.com or with the form below.

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