Kansas voters may apply for an advance ballot by mail.

The one-page application form is available at county clerk/election offices or can be downloaded at www.sos.ks.gov

The application form asks for the voter's current Kansas driver's license number or nondriver's identification card number. If the applicant has neither card, he or she must provide a copy of one of the following forms of photo identification with the application in order to receive a ballot: Drivers's license issued by Kansas or another state; nondriver's ID card issued by Kansas or another state; U.S. passport; concealed-carry handgun license issued by Kansas or another state; employee badge or ID document issued by a government office; U.S. military ID; student ID card issued by an accredited Kansas postsecondary educational institution; public assistance ID card issued by a government office; ID card issued by an Indian tribe.

For a primary election, the applicant must check on the form a political party, Democratic or Republican.

County clerk/election offices will begin sending mail ballots on July 18. Voters returning the ballot must have it postmarked by no later than Tuesday, Aug. 7. A mailed ballot must reach the county clerk/election office by no later than Friday, Aug. 10.