Election deadlines to remember:
• Noon, Friday, Nov. 2: Deadline to apply for advanced ballots to be mailed.
• Noon, Monday, Nov. 5: Deadline for voters to vote advanced ballots in person in the Office of the County Clerk/Election Officer.
• Tuesday, Nov. 6: Deadline for sick/disabled/illiterate voters to apply for an advanced voting ballot.
• Tuesday, Nov. 6: Advanced ballots must be returned to the County Clerk’s Office by 7 p.m.
Barton County voters can now apply for advanced ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election, Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman said. Registered voters may contact her office either by mail, by phone or in person for an application for an advanced voting ballot.
Anyone requesting an advanced ballot must provide photo identification, she said. If voting by mail, one will need to include their drivers license number on their application.
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 County Clerk, or faxed to 620-793-1990.
Upon receipt a completed and signed application, Zimmerman will provide the resident with an advanced ballot. One voter cannot apply for a ballot for another, Zimmerman said.
An elector can vote in the clerk’s office until noon on the day preceding said Election, Monday, Nov. 5, in this case.
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 close of the polls at 7 p.m. election day. 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.
Ballots will not be counted until Election Day.
For more information, call the Election Office at 620-793-1835.