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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • What are the new rules for party affiliation in 2014 in Kansas?

  • What are the new rules for party affiliation in 2014 in Kansas?
    The current laws are still in effect until June 30th, 2014. Any registered voter can change party affiliation by filling out a new registration application with the County Election Office or Secretary of State’s office.
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  • What are the new rules for party affiliation in 2014 in Kansas?
    The current laws are still in effect until June 30th, 2014.  Any registered voter can change party affiliation by filling out a new registration application with the County Election Office or Secretary of State’s office.  
        •    Any application postmarked June 30th, 2014 will be accepted
        •    Electronic submissions of voter registrations by fax, email, or on-line, will be accepted if submitted before midnight June 30th, 2014.
    From July 1st-August 31st, 2014
        •    Democratic affiliated voter…
        •    may not change party affiliation.
        •    may not disaffiliate from party affiliation.
        •    may request and vote a Democratic ballot.
        •    Republican affiliated voter…
        •    may not change party affiliation.
        •    may not disaffiliate from party affiliation.
        •    may request and vote a Republican Ballot.
        •    Unaffiliated voter…
        •    may affiliate with a party after July 1st, 2014.
        •    may affiliate with the Democratic or Republican party on Election Day or when advance voting and receive a ballot for that party.
        •    may not change back to Unaffiliated until September 1, 2014.
        •    Libertarian affiliated voter…
        •    may not change party affiliation.
        •    may not disaffiliate from party affiliation.
        •    may not request and vote a Democratic or Republican ballot.
        •    Brand new registrant, not transferring from another county…
        •    may declare a party affiliation by the deadline for new registrations, July 15th, 2014.
        •    Currently registered voter who needs to change something besides party affiliation…
        •    may still change all other information, name, address, phone, gender, etc., by July 15th, 2014.  
    September 1st, 2014-June 1st, 2016
    All registered voters may again change party affiliation with no restrictions.

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