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Elections

2020 ELECTIONS

August 4, 2020 Primary Election

November 3, 2020 General Election

IMPORTANT DATES:
June 1st - Filing deadline @ Noon 
June 1st - Noon deadline to change party affiliation for August primary
July 14th - Last day to register to vote for the August primary
July 15th - First day to early vote in the County Clerk's office
August 4th - Primary Election

August 5th - Voter registration reopens
October 13th - Last day to register to vote for General Election
October 14th - First day to early vote in the Clerk's office
November 3rd - General Election

FILING INFORMATION
June 1, 12:00 noon deadline, in the County Clerks' Office, for candidates wishing to file for office.  Declaration of Intention and Petition forms are available in the office of the County Clerk.  Petition requirements are 3% of all registered voters of the party of the candidate in the election district for the specified office. The Declaration of Intention and Petition must be turned in at one time along with a filing fee of $50.00 (for county and state offices only). 
If the candidate does not wish to file by petition, a fee of 1% of the salary for the office must be paid along with the $50.00 filing fee. The County Clerk will be able to assist with the actual percentage amounts for petition signatures or salaries. There is a $20.00 filing fee for city office and $1 filing fee for township offices. All Democrat, Republican, and independent candidates for county office must file in the office of the County Clerk.  Any Libertarian or Reform candidate who wishes to be placed on the county ballot must be nominated by their respective party and submitted to the Secretary of States Office. The filing deadline for an independent candidate is 12:00 noon Monday, August 3rd.  Independent candidates must be registered as unaffiliated.


REGISTRATION AND VOTING 
Anderson County residents may register in the Clerk's office or online at 
https://www.kdor.ks.gov/apps/voterreg/default.aspx

Currently Kansas law provides voters three ways to cast their ballot:
1)      Advance Voting in Person – voters may advance vote in person up to 20 days before any election in the office of the Anderson County Clerk.  Please bring your photo ID.

2)      Advance Vote by Mail – voters may request a ballot by mail upon completion of an advance ballot application.  Ballots will be mailed to voters beginning up to 20 days before the election.  Last day to apply for advance ballots by mail is 7 days prior to any election. Ballots must be postmarked or returned to the County Clerk’s office or polling location by the close of polls on Election Day.

Voters who are sick or disabled may request a permanent advance ballot by contacting the County Clerk’s office. Ballots will automatically be sent to registered voters with a status of permanent advance prior to every election, no requirement to reapply unless there is a change in your voter registration status.

Advance Ballot by Mail applicationhttps://www.kssos.org/forms/elections/AV1.pdf
Permanent Advance application - https://www.sos.ks.gov/forms/Elections/AV2.pdf

3)      Election Day In Person – polling locations will be open throughout Anderson County to cast your vote in person on the day of election between the hours of 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.  Please bring your photo ID. Check your polling place location and voter registration status at www.ksvotes.org or by calling the Anderson County Clerk’s office.

SAMPLE BALLOTS
Voters may view their sample ballot and voter information at 
https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView/Home.do 

VOTER ID
Effective January 1, 2012 every voter must show 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.  A voter age 65 or older may use an expired document.

Certain individuals are exempt from the ID requirement:  permanent advance voters (voters with illnesses or disabilities), overseas military voters and their spouses and dependents, and voters with religious objections who sign declations.

VALID PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS
THE FOLLOWING DOUCMENTS MAY BE USED AS PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION FOR PURPOSES OF VOTING IN KANSAS:

Driver's license or ID card issued by Kansas or by another state
U.S. Passport
Student ID card from an accredited postsecondary education institution in Kansas
U.S. Military ID
Employee badge or identification document issued by a government office
Cancealed carry of handgun license issued by Kansas or by another state
Public assistance identification card issued by a government office








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