2018 ELECTIONS

August 7, 2018 Primary Election
November 6, 2018 General Election

IMPORTANT DATES:
June 1st - Filing deadline @ Noon 
               Deadline to change party affiliation @ Noon
July 18th - Last day to register to vote
July 19th - Begin Early Voting in the Clerk's office

August 6th - Noon deadline for Independent candidates to file petitions

FILING INFORMATION
June 1, 12:00 noon deadline, in the County Clerks' Office, for candidates wishing to file for state and county offices and Garnett City Commissioner.  There is a $20.00 filing fee for city office.    Petition forms are available in the office of the County Clerk for county offices.  Petition requirements are 3% of all registered voters of the party of the candidate in the election district for the specified office.  All petitions must be turned in at one time along with a filing fee of $50.00 (For county offices).  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.  All Democrat and Republican 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 6.  Independent candidates must be registered as undeclared.


REGISTRATION AND VOTING
Voter registration and advanced voting applications can be downloaded from the State of Kansas Office of the Secretary of State or in office at the Clerk's office.

Upon completion return the form to the Anderson County Clerk, 100 E. 4th Ave., Garnett, KS 66032 


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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