Exercise your right to vote

As we approach the Nov. 8 election, I want to thank our county election officials and poll workers for their tireless work to ensure the security and integrity of our elections.

Second, I want to remind voters they have multiple options for how to cast their ballot: in-person on Election Day, advance in-person, or advance by mail ballot. Voters can preview their ballot and verify their polling location at VoteKansas.gov.

Advance in-person voting has begun and advance by mail ballots have been transmitted to voters who requested a ballot. Advance in-person voting schedules vary by county. Voters may locate their county’s advance in-person voting schedule by contacting their county election office.

Voters who requested an advance by mail ballot must return their ballot to the county election office by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots that are returned by postal mail must be postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day and received by the county election office by the last postal delivery on the third day following the election to be counted.

Please remember that state law requires voter identification when voting in person or by mail. A list of acceptable forms of ID can be found at VoteKansas.gov.

I encourage all registered voters to exercise their constitutional right to vote on, or before, Nov. 8.

—Scott Schwab is the secretary of state of Kansas.