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25-2703. Voting places; equipping and supplying; voting booths, location, design and storage; privacy of voter. The county election officers shall provide suitable voting places in which to hold all national, state, county, township, city and school primary and general elections, question submitted elections and other public elections. County election officers shall arrange for voting places to be warmed, lighted, and furnished with proper supplies and conveniences, including a sufficient number of booths, shelves and pencils, to enable the voters to prepare their ballots, screened from observation. Voting booths shall be in plain view of the receiving board, and both they and the ballot boxes shall be in plain view of electors waiting to vote. Each booth shall be designed so as to protect the privacy of the voter. Booths shall be well lighted.

No person other than judges, clerks and other election officers allowed by law, and those admitted for the purpose of voting, shall be permitted within three feet of the voting booths, of voting machines where they are used, or of any table being used by the election board, except by the authority of the supervising judge. Voting booths shall be deposited with the county election officer between elections.

History: L. 1893, ch. 78, § 20; L. 1897, ch. 129, § 20; R.S. 1923, 25-402; L. 1961, ch. 197, § 5; L. 1968, ch. 406, § 100; L. 1971, ch. 134, § 1; L. 1973, ch. 168, § 1; L. 1981, ch. 169, § 1; L. 1994, ch. 26, § 1; March 24.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Mail ballot election act; voting by electors; statute inapplicable. 85-80.


1. Section not applicable to rural high-school district bond elections. Brown v. Rural High School Dist. No. 3, 175 Kan. 310, 311, 312, 315, 262 P.2d 943.

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