Advance voting now available
By Ali Holcomb
Advance voting for the Nov. 4 general election begins today (Wednesday) on the second floor of the Jackson County Courthouse.
Any registered voter in the county can vote in advance from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Clerk’s Office until noon on Monday, Nov. 3. Voters must show some form of photo identification in order to vote.
Registered voters may also request that a ballot be sent to their home or temporary address. The application to request a ballot is available to download at the Kansas Secretary of State’s Web site, www.kssos.org. Go to election forms to find the AV1 Application for Advance Voting Ballot.
Voters may also request that the application be mailed to them by calling the clerk’s office at 785-364-2891. A ballot will be mailed to the voter after the application is submitted to the clerk’s office. The last day to request a ballot by mail is Friday, Oct. 31.
Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, for the general election.
The ballot will include positions for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives Kansas District 2, governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, commissioner of insurance, Kansas House of Representatives 61st District, Kansas House of Representatives 62nd District and district one county commission.
Township clerks will be selected for each of the county’s townships.
Jackson County voters will also be asked to retain two Supreme Court judges, eight members of the court of appeals and one district court judge.
Voters in Liberty and Netawaka Townships will be asked whether they support an 8-mill tax levy for USD 113. Also, voters in the Straight Creek Township will have an additional question on their ballot asking whether they support a $9.8 million bond issue for Atchison County USD 377 facility improvements.
For more information about the election, contact Kathy Mick, county election officer, at 364-2981.