Advance voting timeline
• Advance voting is now available in the office of the county clerk.
• Friday, March 29: Deadline to apply for advanced ballots to be mailed.
• Monday, April 1 (noon): Deadline for voters to vote advanced ballots in person in the County Clerk’s Office, on the second floor of the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend.
• Tuesday, April 2: Deadline for sick/disabled/illiterate voters to apply for an advanced voting ballot.
• Tuesday, April 2 (before 7 p.m.): Advanced ballots must be returned to the County Clerk’s Office.
Voters in Barton County can now apply for advanced ballots and cast advance votes for the April 2 city/school general election, said Donna Zimmerman, county clerk and election officer.
Resident can vote in Zimmerman’s office until noon Monday, April 1.
As for advance ballots, any registered voter may contact her office either by mail, by phone or in person for an application. A registered voter no longer has to be “sick or disabled” or “out of the county” on the day of the Election in order to vote in advance of the election.
However, she said anyone requesting an advanced ballot must provide photo identification.
Applications may also be downloaded from the County Clerk’s web site at www.bartoncounty.org/clerk/advvote.htm. Signed applications may be delivered or mailed to the office, or faxed to 620-793-1990.
Upon receipt of such completed and signed application, Zimmerman’s office will provide the voter with their ballot. But, she stressed, an elector cannot apply for a ballot for another voter.
An application for an advanced ballot for someone who is sick/disabled/illiterate may be filed during the regular advanced ballot application period until the close of polls on the day of the election. Affidavits of Assistance forms are available to assist another elector in the application and voting processes.
All advanced ballots must be delivered to the County Election Officer before the polls close, Zimmerman said. Ballots will not be counted until Election Day.