From the office of the Crawford County Clerk
The Office of Crawford County Clerk Don Pyle wants voters to check their voter registration information before October 16. This is the deadline to add new voter registrations and to make any changes to current voter registrations. We want to be sure that all people qualified to vote in the November 6, 2018, General Election have their voter registration records in good order. The voter registration books close on October 16, 2018, in preparation for voting in the General Election. Please log onto the website www.ksvotes.org or call the County Clerk’s Office at 620-724-6115 in order to check your voter registration information.
Individuals that will turn 18 on or before election day can complete a registration form before their 18th birthday and it will become active on their birthday. If you are registering to vote in Kansas for the first time, you can complete your voter registration application online at www.ksvotes.org . Please contact our office at 620-724-6115 for more information or visit the Elections page on the Crawford County website at www.crawfordcountykansas.org or visit the Crawford County Kansas Elections Facebook page.
Advance voting in Crawford County will begin on October 17, 2018, and voters are encouraged to explore all their voting options before that date. Advance voting by mail or in person in the Crawford County Clerk’s office will begin on October 17. You can submit a request for an advance ballot by mail before that date by visiting the website www.ksvotes.org . You can also call our office at 620-724-6115 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application for an advance ballot by mail if that is the voting option that you choose.
Voters that request an advance ballot by mail should check the back of the return envelope before they seal it to see that it has been completed properly. Section 1 is to be completed by the voter and should include the printed name of the voter, their address and the signature of the voter with date it is signed. Section 2 is to be completed by anyone that delivers or mails the ballot for the voter or by anyone that assists the voter in marking their ballot and it should include the printed name of the person assisting the voter and their signature and the date it is signed. Section 3 should only be completed if the voter is physically unable to sign and someone other than the voter has completed and signed Section 1 for them. The person that signed Section 1 for the voter should print their name in Section 3 and then sign and date Section 3 as well.
Please check your ballot to make sure that you are voting in the correct precinct. This is important at the polling place as well as when voting by mail. We will process nearly 1,700 ballots by mail for 56 different voting precincts in just a few days. There is a possibility that someone could receive an incorrect ballot. If you feel that you received the wrong ballot by mail please contact our office at 620-724-6115 immediately to help us determine if we need to mail a replacement ballot to you. If you are voting at one of our polling places and feel that you have receive an incorrect ballot, please notify a poll worker so that we can correct the situation. Once a ballot is mailed back to our office or placed into a scanner at one of our polling places, we no longer have the ability to replace your ballot.
Advance Voting Centers will also be available at the Meadowbrook Mall, at Pittsburg State University and at the Homer Cole Center. Voting in person will be available at the Homer Cole Center at 3003 North Joplin Street in Pittsburg from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on October 30 and October 31, at the Pittsburg State University Overman Student Center from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on November 1 and at the Meadowbrook Mall in Pittsburg from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on November 2 and November 3. Any voter registered in Crawford County can cast their ballot at these locations. Also, advance voting in the County Clerk’s Office in the courthouse in Girard will be available for all Crawford County voters from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays beginning on October 17, 2018, and ending at noon on November 5, 2018.
If you have questions about your voter registration information or what will be voted on at the general election, please visit the website www.ksvotes.org . When you access your voter information you can also view a sample ballot for your precinct. We also have information and links to resources available on the Crawford County Kansas Elections Facebook page. Please call the office of Crawford County Clerk Don Pyle at 620-724-6115 during regular business hours for assistance.
Important Election Dates for 2018:
October 16, 2018 – Voter Registration books close for the General Election.
October 17, 2018 – Advance voting in person from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on weekdays at the Crawford County Clerk’s Office in the Courthouse in Girard.
October 17, 2018 – Advance ballots can be mailed to voters.
October 30 – November 3, 2018 – Advance voting in person from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily at the following locations on the dates listed.
October 30 & 31 – Homer Cole Center at 3003 N. Joplin St. in Pittsburg
November 1 – Overman Student Center at Pittsburg State University
November 2 & 3 – Meadowbrook Mall at 202 E. Centennial in Pittsburg
November 5, 2018 – Advance voting in person at the Courthouse closes at noon.
November 6, 2018 – General Election at the polls, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Please be sure to have a valid photo ID with you when you vote!