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The filing deadline is noon, June 1st, 2020. If you would like to request a packet to file for office or if you are ready to turn in your filing paperwork, please call (620)223-3800 ext. 100.

BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS

NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION

A Primary Election will be held August 4, 2020.  Candidates for the following offices will be nominated by each political party which has qualified to participate in the Primary Election:

  • One candidate for United States Senate
  • One candidate for United States House of Representatives, 2nd District
  • One candidate for State Senate, 12th & 13th Districts
  • One candidate for State Representative, 2nd & 4th Districts
  • One candidate for County Commissioner 2nd District
  • One candidate for County Commissioner 3rd District
  • One candidate for County Clerk
  • One candidate for County Treasurer
  • One candidate for County Register of Deeds
  • One candidate for County Attorney
  • One candidate for County Sheriff
  • One candidate for Township Trustee, Drywood Township
  • One candidate for Township Trustee, Franklin Township
  • One candidate for Township Trustee, Freedom Township
  • One candidate for Township Trustee, Marion Township
  • One candidate for Township Trustee, Marmaton Township
  • One candidate for Township Trustee, Millcreek Township
  • One candidate for Township Trustee, Osage Township
  • One candidate for Township Trustee, Pawnee Township
  • One candidate for Township Trustee, Scott Township
  • One candidate for Township Trustee, Timberhill Township
  • One candidate for Township Trustee, Walnut Township
  • One candidate for Township Treasurer, Drywood Township
  • One candidate for Township Treasurer, Franklin Township
  • One candidate for Township Treasurer, Freedom Township
  • One candidate for Township Treasurer, Marion Township
  • One candidate for Township Treasurer, Marmaton Township
  • One candidate for Township Treasurer, Millcreek Township
  • One candidate for Township Treasurer, Osage Township
  • One candidate for Township Treasurer, Pawnee Township
  • One candidate for Township Treasurer, Scott Township
  • One candidate for Township Treasurer, Timberhill Township
  • One candidate for Township Treasurer, Walnut Township

The following officers will be elected in each political party which has qualified to participate in the Primary Election:

  • One Precinct Committeeman in each Precinct
  • One Precinct Committeewoman in each Precinct

Candidate filing deadline for local offices is noon, Monday, June 1st, 2020.

If you would like to request a packet to file for a local office, please call (620)223-3800 ext. 100.

 

Residents living in the City of Fort Scott vote at the following locations:

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         EAST MARION                Uniontown City Hall
5th Ward              Community Christian Church        WEST MARION                Bronson Community Building
6th Ward              Community Christian Church        MARMATON                      Redfield City Hall
7th Ward              Grace Baptist Church                      MILLCREEK                     Redfield City Hall

 

Residents living out in the County vote at the following locations:

                                                                                         OSAGE                              Fulton Community Building
                                                                                         PAWNEE                            Redfield City Hall
                                                                                         NORTH SCOTT                Community Christian Church
                                                                                         SOUTH SCOTT                 Grace Baptist Church
                                                                                          TIMBERHILL                       Mapleton Community Building
                                                                                          WALNUT                              Uniontown City Hall

Not sure if you’re registered to vote or where to vote?

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.

 

 

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