There are still a few days left for those who want to vote in the coming local election to register to vote, according to information from County Clerk Donna Zimmerman.
Anyone who needs to register has until 5 p.m., or the close of business, on Feb. 14, Zimmerman reported.
According to information from the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office, in order for someone to vote in a Kansas election, they must:
• Be 18 years of age or older.
• Be a United States citizen.
• Be a resident of Kansas.
State regulations also require that a “person must be registered to vote 15 days before the election and must be a resident at the time of registration.”
Voters can register until the close of business on Monday, according to Zimmerman.
According to information from Zimmerman, voters may register to vote during regular business hours at the following locations:
Barton County Clerk’s Office, Room 202, 1400 Main; all city clerks’ offices in Barton County; Barton County Farm Bureau, 4210 Eighth; Barton County Health Department, 1300 Kansas; Credit Union of America, 4708 10th; First Kansas Bank, 101 N. Main, Hoisington; Front Door, 1615 10th; Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams; Hoisington Library, 169 S. Walnut, Hoisington; Kansas Department of Social & Rehabilitation Services, 1305 Patton Road; Kansas Drivers License Examination Department, Barton County Courthouse; Rosewood Services, 384 N. Washington; Sunflower Diversified Services Inc., 8823 Fourth; and Center for Counseling and Consultation, 5815 Broadway.
Voters do not have to register, once they have been registered, unless something changes, according to Zimmerman’s information. It states that, “When a voter has been registered according to law, the voter shall remain registered until the voter changes name by marriage, divorce, or other legal proceedings, or changes residences.”