Division of the Budget
Landon State Office Building Phone: (785) 296-2436
900 SW Jackson Street, Room 504 adam.c.proffitt@ks.gov
Topeka, KS 66612 Division of the Budget http://budget.kansas.gov
Adam Proffitt, Director Laura Kelly, Governor

April 20, 2023

The Honorable Mike Thompson, Chairperson
Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs
300 SW 10th Avenue, Room 144-S
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Dear Senator Thompson:
SUBJECT: Fiscal Note for SB 220 by Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs
In accordance with KSA 75-3715a, the following fiscal note concerning SB 220 is
respectfully submitted to your committee.
SB 220 would require the Kansas Secretary of State to prescribe the general forms of
advance voting ballots to be used in primary and general elections as well as the printed
instructions to voters containing a statement of all the requirements of the Kansas election laws to
enable voters to comply with the requirements of the laws. The prescribed forms would be sent to
the county election officers 35 days prior to each primary and general election. The bill would
also set forth the appearance of advance voting ballot envelopes to include a signature block for
the advance voter; a signature block for a person, if any, assisting the advance voter; and a
signature block for a person, if any, delivering the advance voting ballot on behalf of the advance
The Kansas Secretary of State indicates it would use existing resources to provide training
and update manuals for county election officials; update the agency’s website; update public
documents and information; and work with media, political parties, candidates, and the public to
ensure knowledge of updated requirements on ballot forms, instructions, and advance ballot
envelopes. The agency also states that enactment of SB 220 would invalidate all existing advance
ballot envelopes and require each county to purchase new advance voting ballot envelopes for
future elections. The cost of the new envelopes could range from a few hundred dollars to tens of
thousands of dollars per county, depending on the current stock of envelopes already on hand.
Any fiscal effect associated with SB 220 is not reflected in The FY 2024 Governor’s Budget
The Honorable Mike Thompson, Chairperson
Page 2—SB 220

The Kansas Association of Counties indicates, under SB 220, counties would need to
update the advance voting ballot envelopes which could increase costs for the counties if the new
envelopes cost more than the existing ballot envelopes. The Association is unable to estimate the
fiscal effect.


Adam Proffitt
Director of the Budget

cc: Jay Hall, Kansas Association of Counties
Sandy Tompkins, Office of the Secretary of State

Statutes affected:
As introduced: 25-1120, 25-1121