Ballot Information

Sample Ballot / Polling Place Locations


Sample ballot and polling place locator screen is available on our Election Office website during countywide elections, beginning 20 days prior to the election. Registered voters can type in their name and date of birth, and receive a listing of candidates that will appear on their ballot along with the location of their polling place on Election Day.

 

Rotation of Candidate Names on Ballot


Kansas law requires that candidate names be rotated by precinct. Note: Precinct Committee persons, 3rd Class Cities and Drainage District candidates are not rotated. The rotation formula begins with candidate names for a given contest in alphabetical order.  Precincts for the contest are identified, including the number of eligible registered voters per precinct. The total number of eligible voters is divided by the number of candidates to determine the optimal number of voters in each rotation. Precincts are randomly selected for each rotation sequence based upon number of registered voters in order to obtain an equitable division.

 

Write-In Candidates


When a voter chooses to vote for a write-in candidate not printed on the ballot, each write-in candidate must be individually reviewed to determine eligibility status. The list of write-in candidates will be available after the election canvass on Monday following Election Day.

 

Provisional Ballots


Provisional ballots are voted when a voter's registration is in question, or when our records indicate the voter was already sent an advance ballot. Provisional ballots are sealed in special envelopes at the polls and must be individually researched and verified at the Election Office prior to presenting them to the Board of Canvassers.