2018 Election Information
Primary Election: Tuesday, August 7
General Election: Tuesday, November 6
Candidate Filing Deadlines:
Primary Election: 12:00 pm., Friday, June 1
Independent Nominations: 12:00pm., Monday, August 6
Offices to be Elected or Retained
All four U.S. Representative
(Russell County is in the Big 1st Dist)
Secretary of State
Commissioner of Insurance
All 125 State Representatives
(Russell County would be the 109th Rep Dist)
7 Ks Court of Appeals Judges
District Court Judge 20th District 1st Division
For all of the above openings, you must file with the Ks Secretary of State’s Office
County Commissioner District 1
Hospital Board Position #2 and #3
All 12 Township Clerks
16 Precinct Committeemen and Women
For the local offices you must file with the Russell County Clerks Office and are subject to filing fees.
Closes October 17th, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Begins October 23rd, 2017 in the Clerk’s Office
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Forms for Voter Registration and Advanced Ballot
RULES CONCERNING VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP
This notice covers persons who have applied to register to vote and have not yet provided proof of citizenship. Due to recent court rulings, if you have applied to register to vote at a Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles office or if you have applied to register to vote using the "Federal Form" voter registration application (as opposed to the standard 'state form') and have not yet provided proof of citizenship, you are registered to vote unless you receive official notice stating otherwise. Your name will appear on the poll book for your voting location and you will be given a standard ballot.There is nothing further you need to provide unless and until you receive further notice.
If you have questions concerning your eligibility or this notice you may contact your local county election office at 785-483-4641 or the Secretary of State's office at (800) 262-8683.
*First-time Voters must meet U.S. Citizenship Requirement as Follows:
- Birth certificate that verifies U.S. citizenship
- U.S. Passport ( may be expired)
- U.S.military record of service showing the applicant’s name and U.S. birthplace
Kansas Voter ID Law
Beginning in 2012, every voter must show photo ID when voting. A voter requesting a ballot by mail must either write his or her driver's license number on the application or send a copy of a photo ID to get a ballot.
VALID PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS
- Driver's license or ID card issued by Kansas or by another state.
- U.S. Passport
- Student ID card from an accredited post-secondary education institution in Kansas
- U.S. Military ID
- Employee badge or Identification document issued by a government office
- Concealed carry of handgun license issued by Kansas or by another state
- Public assistance identification card issued by a government office
A voter age 65 or older may use an expired document.
Certain individuals are exempt from the ID requirements: permanent advance voters (voters with illnesses or disabilities), overseas military voters and their spouses and dependents, and voters with religious objections who sign declarations.