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25-3301. Eligibility to vote, partisan primaries; party affiliation list for voting areas and advance voting ballot, application; declaration of affiliation at polls; receipt only of ballot of voter's party; preservation of affiliation statements. (a) Each registered voter of this state who has declared a party affiliation as provided in this section or in K.S.A. 25-3304, and amendments thereto, shall be entitled to vote at every partisan primary election.

(b) The county election officer shall prepare for each voting place at each partisan primary election a party affiliation list, duly certified by such officer, which clearly indicates the party affiliation of each registered voter in the voting area who has declared a party affiliation. The registration book prepared for a voting place pursuant to K.S.A. 25-2318, and amendments thereto, may be used as such list, but no registration book prepared for use at a voting place in an election other than a partisan primary election or an election held at the same time as a partisan primary election shall indicate in any manner the party affiliation of any voter. Such list shall be delivered by the supervising judge to the voting place before the opening of the polls.

(c) The party affiliation list provided for by subsection (b) shall be used to determine the party affiliation of a voter offering to vote at a partisan primary election and of a voter applying for an advance voting ballot pursuant to K.S.A. 25-1122, and amendments thereto. If a voter's party affiliation is not indicated on the party affiliation list, such voter shall state the voter's party affiliation in writing on a form prescribed by the secretary of state. A judge at the precinct polling place, or the county election officer or such officer's designee, shall give such voter a primary ballot of the voter's party affiliation, and such person thereupon shall be entitled to vote. Such a statement of party affiliation shall constitute a declaration of party affiliation, and all such signed statements shall be returned to the county election officer, who shall cause them to be recorded on the party affiliation list.

(d) Party affiliation statements shall be preserved for five years. The county election officer may dispose of the statements in the manner approved for destruction of ballots as provided in K.S.A. 25-2708, and amendments thereto.

(e) The county election officer shall update party affiliation lists as provided by rules and regulations of the secretary of state.

History: L. 1927, ch. 203, § 1; L. 1941, ch. 227, § 1; L. 1968, ch. 406, § 84; L. 1972, ch. 144, § 2; L. 1974, ch. 106, § 6; L. 1978, ch. 144, § 1; L. 1997, ch. 124, § 7; L. 2014, ch. 2, § 2; July 1.


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