Advance voter ballots available for general election

Submitted by Mary Schultejans, Nemaha County Clerk

Nemaha County registered voters can apply for an advance voter ballot for the Nov. 6 General Election at the County Clerk’s Office.

The voter must complete the application. A parent or other registered voter cannot complete an application “On Behalf Of” the applicant. Voters who come to the office to complete an application can vote while they are at the office.

If the voter cannot come to the office to complete an application, forms will be mailed to them upon request by phone or by mail, or forms can be downloaded from the Nemaha County web site at www.nemaha.kansasgov.com. The application must be completed and returned to the clerk’s office before a ballot can be mailed.

Registered voters can vote in advance in person at the County Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3. The deadline for advance voting in person in the office will be noon Monday, Nov. 5.

Requests for ballots to be mailed to the voter are being accepted now. Tuesday, Oct. 30 is the last day ballots may be mailed.

Any sick, physically disabled or illiterate voter who is unable to complete an application for an advance voter ballot without assistance may request help in completing an application. Applications are available at the County Clerk’s Office now. The deadline for a sick or disabled voter to apply for a ballot is 7 p.m. on Election Day, however, the voted ballot must either be returned to the county election office by 7 p.m. or be postmarked by Nov. 6, so the applicant must allow enough time to meet this deadline.

Due to Kansas election law, every voter in Nemaha County is required to provide identification before voting. If a voter requests a ballot to be mailed to them, they must include their driver’s license number on the application or include a copy of their photo ID with the completed application.

All advance voter ballots must be returned to the election office by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, or postmarked by Nov. 6.

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