2020 Kansas Democratic Presidential Primary

MARCH 30, 2020 – May 2, 2020 –– MAIL-IN VOTING

Congratulations Democrats on a successful 2020 presidential primary! We tripled participation compared with our 2016 caucus numbers and are gaining momentum ahead of November’s critical election. For our May 2nd primary, the Kansas Democratic Party worked hard to put a ballot in the hands of every registered Democrat. This was our first entirely vote-by-mail election and it happened in the middle of a global pandemic that altered all of our daily lives and created significant operational challenges across the board.

We mailed over 400,000 ballots in the month of April to Kansans registered as Democrats according to the Secretary of State’s records, including supplemental mailings to new registrants and individuals who filled out our online form to request another ballot. There are a host of reasons why a voter may not have received a ballot, most notably delays caused by COVID-19 and outdated registration information from the Secretary of State.

As we move towards the August and November elections, the most important and effective way we can help Democrats make their voices heard at the ballot box is by encouraging all Democrats to triple-check and update their registration information on www.ksvotes.org. We saw a significant increase in voter turnout for the 2020 Primary and improving registration information will not only build our membership and momentum, but also further our common goal of electing Democrats up and down the ballot on November 3rd.

If you did not receive a 2020 Primary ballot and believe you should have, please complete the form below and the KDP will follow up if additional information regarding your voter registration is needed.

Help Kansas Improve Its Vote-By-Mail Program

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no in-person voting or drop-off locations for the 2020 Primary due to COVID-19, all voting must be done by mail. As long as your ballot is received by the KDP HQ on or before May 2 your ballot will be counted.

2020 Kansas Democratic Presidential Primary

MARCH 30, 2020 – May 2, 2020 –– MAIL-IN VOTING

Congratulations Democrats on a successful 2020 presidential primary! We tripled participation compared with our 2016 caucus numbers and are gaining momentum ahead of November’s critical election. For our May 2nd primary, the Kansas Democratic Party worked hard to put a ballot in the hands of every registered Democrat. This was our first entirely vote-by-mail election and it happened in the middle of a global pandemic that altered all of our daily lives and created significant operational challenges across the board.

We mailed over 400,000 ballots in the month of April to Kansans registered as Democrats according to the Secretary of State’s records, including supplemental mailings to new registrants and individuals who filled out our online form to request another ballot. There are a host of reasons why a voter may not have received a ballot, most notably delays caused by COVID-19 and outdated registration information from the Secretary of State.

As we move towards the August and November elections, the most important and effective way we can help Democrats make their voices heard at the ballot box is by encouraging all Democrats to triple-check and update their registration information on www.ksvotes.org. We saw a significant increase in voter turnout for the 2020 Primary and improving registration information will not only build our membership and momentum, but also further our common goal of electing Democrats up and down the ballot on November 3rd.

If you did not receive a 2020 Primary ballot and believe you should have, please complete the form below and the KDP will follow up if additional information regarding your voter registration is needed.

Help Kansas Improve Its Vote-By-Mail Program

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no in-person voting or drop-off locations for the 2020 Primary due to COVID-19, all voting must be done by mail. As long as your ballot is received by the KDP HQ on or before May 2 your ballot will be counted.

With the 2020 Kansas Democratic Presidential Party-Run Primary, the Kansas Democratic Party has made the most significant changes in decades to Kansas’ Democratic presidential nominating process.

These changes will encourage greater participation, provide wider accessibility for voters, and be conducted in an open and transparent manner.

Voters will rank their top five candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. If a candidate receives fewer than a minimum 15% of all first-choice votes, that candidate’s votes will be reallocated to the next preferred viable candidate until all candidates remaining receive at least 15%.

Because the KDP is holding the Kansas primary in May and our proposal is in full compliance with the Democratic National Committee, Kansas has been awarded a 20% bonus in delegates for a total of 47 delegates instead of the original 39. The delegates will be assigned to candidates based on the primary results, which will be released as soon as they are available.

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Important Dates

March 9

A mailing explaining the vote-by-mail process and ranked-choice-voting will be sent to every registered Kansas Democrat. 

March 30

The Kansas Democratic Party automatically mail all registered Kansas Democrats an official 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary ballot, along with a secrecy sleeve and return envelope to enclose and return their ballot. Ballots are pre-paid and do not require a stamp.

April 7

On April 7, 2020, the Kansas Democratic Party will send a supplemental ballot mailing to recently-registered Democrats who were not included in the March 30th mailing. Ballots are pre-paid and do not require a stamp

April 10

If you are a registered Democrat and have not received your ballot by April 10, 2020,** you can request a mail-in ballot be sent to your address until April 24, 2020. **Note: The mail-in ballot request form will not be available online until April 10, 2020 to ensure adequate time for ballots to be delivered by mail.  

April 24

Deadline to request a ballot by calling the KDP office or filling out an online form above. **Note: The mail-in ballot request form will not be available online until April 10, 2020 to ensure adequate time for ballots to be delivered by mail.  

May 2

Receipt deadline for all mail-in ballots. There will be no in-person voting or drop-off locations for the 2020 Primary due to COVID-19, all voting must be done by mail.

The KDP will release results through our social media channels, website, and the press as soon as they are available.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no in-person voting or drop-off locations for the 2020 Primary due to COVID-19, all voting must be done by mail. As long as your ballot is received by the KDP HQ on or before May 2 your ballot will be counted – please drop it off in the mail at your earliest convenience.