Kansas Voting Registers
To make it easier for election officials, voting registers were often arranged alphabetically by the names of citizens eligible to vote. In addition to the name and address of the voter, these may contain naturalization information and date and place of birth. There was no poll tax on persons eligible to vote in Kansas.
Researching Kansas Voting Records
It is usually best to start searching for voting records (registers, poll lists, poll books, or electoral records) at a local level such as the city, town, or village and then try the county or state. Links to county pages appear below. Many are also found at IRAD depositories.
Additional resources for Kansas voting records may be found in the Illinois-Voting Registers topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Also find Illinois voting resources available at many libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search WorldCat and the FHLC.
Voting records for Kansas in the FamilySearch:
- Voting Registers Kansas (10) Including territory and counties.
Ancestry Kansas Census & Voter Lists:
Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 8,238,269($)
Kansas, Compiled Census Index, 1850-1890 103,882($)
Kansas Voter Registration Lists, 1854-1856 16,051($)
Kansas Election List, 1854 3,240($)
Kansas Territorial Census, 1855 (Free) 3,008 (Free)