Early voting in an unprecedented election

In Kansas, the Secretary of State begins mailing out absentee ballots to those who have requested them three weeks prior to Election Day. For the 2020 general election, that was on October 14, 2020. 

On that day, more than 461,000 ballots were mailed to registered voters in the state. As of October 23rd, nearly 38% of those ballots had been returned to local election authorities. An additional 105,726 Kansans have voted early in-person.

In this unprecedented election, we are seeing more Kansans vote early and by mail than in previous elections. As with the 2020 primary election, we are watching as daily totals are reported for the number of ballots mailed to voters, ballots returned to local election authorities, and ballots cast at early in-person voting sites. You can see daily numbers in the table below.

DateDays outSentReturnedinpersonculm_sentculm_returnculm_inperson% ballots returned
9/25/2020393608480036084800
9/26/202038000360848000.00%
9/27/202037000360848000.00%
9/28/202036000360848000.00%
9/29/202035000360848000.00%
9/30/202034000360848000.00%
10/1/202033000360848000.00%
10/2/2020324345700404305000.00%
10/3/202031000404305000.00%
10/4/202030000404305000.00%
10/5/202029000404305000.00%
10/6/202028000404305000.00%
10/7/202027000404305000.00%
10/8/202026000404305000.00%
10/9/2020253740600441711000.00%
10/10/202024000441711000.00%
10/11/202023000441711000.00%
10/12/202022000441711000.00%
10/13/202021000441711000.00%
10/14/2020202003823830461749238300.52%
10/15/20201958483053212467597268832120.57%
10/16/20201878897113577475486339967890.71%
10/17/202017000475486339967890.71%
10/18/202016000475486339967890.71%
10/19/20201546376243138634801239642206522.01%
10/20/2020144948364451075048507146087314029.50%
10/21/20201344135103231178489484971196258019.84%
10/22/202012284450930208314923281480498341130.07%
10/23/2020114592402912231549692018834010572637.90%
10/24/20201000049692018834010572637.90%
10/25/2020900049692018834010572637.90%
10/26/202083749477183606350066923605814178947.15%
10/27/202072988440112174050365728006916352955.61%
10/28/202063226381003189450688331816919542362.77%
10/29/202052052284222549250893534659122091568.10%
10/30/20204641245305080650957637112127172172.83%
10/31/20203703224564646951027939357731819077.13%
11/1/2020200051027939357731819077.13%
11/2/2020178286103004351035742218734823382.72%
11/3/20200738198982278651109544208537101986.50%

This table will automatically update as numbers are reported through November 3rd. Check back here for the latest information on early voting data.