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   Bourbon County Clerk

Kendell Mason

210 S National Ave

Fort Scott, KS 66701


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          In compliance with the provisions of K.S.A. 25-2310, notice is hereby given that the books for registration of voters will be open at the following places during regular business hours:

County Clerk’s Office-Courthouse

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

City Clerk-Fort Scott City Hall

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

City Clerk-Uniontown City Hall

8:00 am – 11:00 am

City Clerk-Bronson City Hall

8:00 am – 11:00 am

Persons who apply for services at registration agencies may register to vote at the following places during regular business hours:

Department of Motor Vehicles-108 W. 2nd Fort Scott, KS

Department of Social & Rehabilitation Services

At 4:30 pm on July 16TH, 2019 the books for new registrations will close and remain closed until after the election.

A citizen of the United States who is 18 years of age or older, or will have attained the age of 18 years at the next election, must register before he or she can vote. Registration is open until the close of business on the 20th day before the election.

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 residence.

The voter may re-register in person, by mail or other delivery when registration is open. Application forms shall be provided by the county election officer or the Secretary of State upon request. The application shall be signed by the applicant under penalty of perjury.

Kansas voters must show an acceptable form of a photo ID when casting their vote.

Per KSA 25-4610, voting machines will be tested on August 1st, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Bourbon County Courthouse.

The Board of County Canvassers will meet at 10:00 am on August 15th, 2019 to finalize the election results; those persons who were required to vote a provisional ballot due to lack of acceptable ID, will have until 10:00 am on August 15th, 2019 to provide acceptable ID to the County Clerk’s office for ballot determination.

/s/ Kendell Mason                       

Bourbon County Election Officer



August 6th, 2019

In compliance with K.S.A. 25-2018(b), notice is hereby given that an election will held on August 6th, 2019. The following polling places will be open from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.


1st Ward        Community Christian Church                    DRYWOOD        Grace Baptist Church

2nd Ward      Grace Baptist Church                                   FRANKLIN         Mapleton Community Building

3rd Ward       Grace Baptist Church                                   FREEDOM         Fulton Community Building

4th Ward       Community Christian Church                     MARMATON       Redfield City Hall

5th Ward       Community Christian Church                     MILLCREEK      Redfield City Hall

6th Ward       Community Christian Church                     OSAGE               Fulton Community Building

7th Ward       Grace Baptist Church                                   PAWNEE            Redfield City Hall

                                                                                          NORTH SCOTT       Community Christian Church

                                                                                          SOUTH SCOTT       Grace Baptist Church

                                                                                              TIMBERHILL        Mapleton Community Building

The Primary Election will narrow the candidates down to two times the number of positions open.

Bourbon County will have a Primary Election for the following offices:

Fort Scott City Commission (3 open positions)                                  USD 234 Position #3 (1 open position)                                                                                  

Cheryl L. Adamson                           Bob Farmer                                   Kellye Barrows

Harold (Pete) Allen                           Josh Jones                                   Joe Foulk Sr.              

Kevin “Skitch” Allen                           Deb McCoy                                   Michael J. Hoyt

Cynthia Bartelsmeyer                      Diana Morriss                                 Josh Jones                            

Casey Bolden                                   Jeanie Parker                                 Aaron Judy

Tracy Dancer                                   Lindsey Watts

Bobby Duncan                                 Matthew Wells       

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I set my hand and official seal this 5th of June, 2019.


/s/ Kendell Mason

Kendell Mason,

Bourbon County Election Officer



Not sure if you're registered to vote or where to vote?
Effective July 28, 2009, you may register to vote online, through the Kansas Secretary of State's website.
Check your voter registration status, the location of your polling place and view a sample ballot at VoterView by the Secretary of State.
The County Clerk is elected in November of Presidential Election years to a term of four years.  There are no term limits to this elected office.
The Bourbon County Clerk/Election Officer is responsible for a wide range of things under Kansas Law.  Some of those are listed here.

Advance Voting is available prior to each election.  You may advance vote in one of two ways:  By mail, by filing an application for a ballot to be mailed to you   OR   in-person, beginning at least one week prior to any election.


Bourbon County Clerk Duties:
Serves as Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners; attends Commission meetings; prepares and posts agendas and keeps meeting minutes; maintains proceedings of Commission meetings, including all contracts and agreements entered into by the County.
Prepares annual budgets for most townships and fire districts and all cemeteries, watersheds and light districts in the County.
Receives and compiles all budgets submitted by County entities, cities, townships, the community college, school districts, and all special districts. 
Compiles, calculates, and prepares tax levies.   2002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Prepares real estate, personal property, and state assessed tax roll, including special assessments, and certifies to County Treasurer.
Accumulates and files a bonded indebtedness report for all taxing entities in the County. 
Carries out all elections and certifies to the Secretary of State; maintains voter database; accepts filings for public office; keeps financial statements of expenses from county, city, school district candidates. 
Provides Accounts Payable and Payroll functions for all County departments; receives all claims filed against the County. 
Provides checks and balance to property transfers, motor vehicle collections and Treasurer's daily ledger activities.
Serves as the County Freedom of Information Officer. 
Maintains fixed asset inventory for the County.
Provides assistance to County residents in preparing Homestead Property Tax Refund  and Food Sales Tax Applications for the Kansas Department of Revenue
Issues Cereal Malt Beverage Licenses to establishments outside the city limits and issues Firework Permits to stands throughout the County for 4th of July week. 
Issues Kansas Wildlife and Park permits.