Tuesday is the general election and Barton County Election Officer Donna Zimmerman has some last-minute reminders for residents heading to the polls.
On election day, polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. And, even though federal Election Law requires that voters provide identification, those who have applied for and are listed as “permanent advanced voters” (who receive their ballots by mail) don’t have to bring their identification.
“This is an exception in the law,” Zimmerman said. These voters have a disability or illness, and always cast advanced ballots.
However, every other voters must bring their IDs with them when they come to vote, she said.
Noon Monday is the deadline for voters to vote advanced ballots in person Zimmerman’s office, located on the second floor of the Courthouse in room 202. Tuesday is the deadline for sick/disabled/illiterate voters to apply for an advanced voting ballot.
All advanced ballots must be returned to the County Clerk’s Office by 7 p.m., Tuesday.
But, voters don’t have to come to the courthouse to vote. Below are the polling places across Barton County:
Barton County voting places
Hoisington City: 1st and 2nd Wards - Meeting Room #1, Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road, Main Entrance; 3rd and 4th Wards - Meeting Room #2, Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road, Main Entrance
Great Bend City: 1st Precinct – 1st Ward - Barton County Courthouse, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room 101; 2nd Precinct – 1st Ward - First Presbyterian Church, Washington and 24th, Northwest Entrance; 3rd Precinct – 1st Ward - Great Bend Rec Commission, Activity Center, 2715 18th, East Main Entrance; 1st Precinct – 2nd Ward - Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th, Jefferson St. Entrance, South Side; 2nd Precinct – 2nd Ward - First Congregational United, Church of Christ 3400 21st; 3rd Precinct – 2nd Ward - Patrick’s Parish Center, 4100 Broadway; 1st Precinct – 3rd Ward - Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley, North Entrance; 2nd Precinct – 3rd Ward - Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley, North Entrance; 3rd Precinct – 3rd Ward - Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley, North Entrance; 1st Precinct – 4th Ward - Front Door City of Great Bend, 1615 10th Street; 2nd Precinct – 4th Ward - Front Door City of Great Bend, 1615 10th Street; 3rd Precinct – 4th - Ward - Front Door City of Great Bend, 1615 10th Street.
Albion Township, Eureka Township, North Homestead Township, South Homestead Township: Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Road, Hoisington, Arts and Crafts Room, Entrance on Northeast Side; Beaver Township, Cleveland Township, Union Township: Beaver Fire Station, 588 1st Avenue, Beaver; Buffalo Township, Liberty Township: Faith Community Church Family Center, 293 West Barton Co. Rd – B, Great Bend, South Entrance; Cheyenne Township, Independent Township, Logan Township: Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 110 E Williamson, Claflin; Clarence Township, Walnut-Albert Township: Albert City Building, 2006 Main Street, Albert; Comanche Township, Lakin Township: St. Joseph Parish Center, 110 West 2nd, Ellinwood; Fairview Township, Grant Township, Wheatland Township: Galatia Fire Station, 503 Main St., Galatia; Great Bend Township A: Barton County Community College, Science & Math Building; Great Bend Township B, South Bend Township: Barton County Historical Society Building, 85 S Hwy 281, Great Bend; Pawnee Rock Township: Pawnee Rock Depot, 410 Centre St., Pawnee Rock; Walnut – Olmitz Township: Knights of Columbus Hall, 209 Main, Olmitz.
For more information, contact the Barton County Clerk’s Office at 620-793-1835.