BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2012
EVERY VOTER MUST SHOW PHOTO IDENTIFICATION EACH TIME THEY VOTE.
BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2013
ANY PERSON REGISTERING TO VOTE IN KANSAS FOR THE FIRST TIME IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP. ANYONE PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED WHOSE REGISTRATION IS CANCELED AND WHO RE-REGISTERS MUST HAVE THEIR CITIZENSHIP REASSESSED. PLEASE CONTACT THE OTTAWA COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE, 785-392-2279, FOR VALID CITIZENSHIP DOCUMENTS.
EXTRA HOURS FOR ADVANCE VOTING FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016, GENERAL ELECTION
The Ottawa County Election Office will be open extra hours for those that cannot make it in during office hours to vote advance. Those hours will be Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 8:00 a.m.-Noon; Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 8:00 a.m.-Noon; and Sunday, November 6, 2016, from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. North and East doors of the courthouse will be open. PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED. The deadline for voters to apply for advance ballots to be mailed or taken out of the office is November 4, 2016. Therefore, on Saturday, November 5, 2016, and Sunday, November 6, 2016, you will have to cast your ballot in person in the office. The deadline for voters to vote in person, in the office, is Noon, November 7, 2016. Disabled, sick, illiterate, or non-English proficient voters may apply for advance ballots through November 8, 2016, Election Day, and must have their ballots returned to the election office by 7:00 p.m. Contact Mary Arganbright, Ottawa County Clerk/Election Officer, to schedule other dates and times for advance voting if needed, call 785-392-2279 or 785-392-7603.
Early voting can start twenty days before an Election Day. You may vote in advance, without reason at the Ottawa County Election Office, 307 N. Concord, Suite 102, Minneapolis, (785) 392-2279
One of three ways to vote is allowed.
1. You may vote in advance in person at the Election office 20 days prior to any election during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The deadline for voting in person is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to Election Day, Election office only. Photo ID is required.
2. To vote by mail, you may contact the Election office for an Application for Advance Voter Ballot and it can be mailed to you, or come in person. The applications can be downloaded at http://www.sos.ks.gov, under Filings & Forms, and then Elections & Legislative. These applications can be mailed back to the election office or faxed at (785) 392-2011. The completed application must be received at the Election Office before 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the election. Ballots can be mailed beginning 20 days before the election. Your completed ballot must be returned by mail or in person to the County Election Office. All persons asking someone else to deliver or mail their ballots, must submit in writing to the County Election Office, the name of the person they are designating to return ballot. All ballots are required to be received by 7:00 p.m., on Election Day.
3. You may go to the polls and vote on Election Day. The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Photo ID is required.