Saturday, November 18, 2017

This page contains information on how to make your vote count in Marshall County, Kansas.

Ways to be a Responsible Voter

You must be a Registered voter in Marshall County, Kansas. Registration closes twenty-one (21) days prior to each election. An application is available at: You may register at your city office or at the Marshall County Election Office. To register, you must be a United States citizen, Kansas resident and you must be at least 18 years of age to vote.

Advance Voting Tips

  • When voting in advance by mail, you must sign the outside of the ballot envelope. If you forget to sign the envelope, your vote cannot be counted.
  • If you mail your advance ballot, it must be received at the Election Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
  • You may hand deliver your ballot to the Election Office.
  • Voted ballots returned by the mail or in person after Election Day cannot be counted.
  • If you forget to mail your advance ballot, you may surrender the ballot and envelope at your polling place on Election Day and cast a provisional ballot at the polls.
  • Advance ballots cannot be turned in at any polling location


Safeguarding Your Advance Ballot

All voters who are voting by mail should follow these simple steps to protect the integrity of their ballot:

  • Vote the ballot yourself. Do not let another person tell you how you should vote.
  • If you are physically unable to vote the ballot, be certain that the person assisting you can be trusted and is NOT with a political campaign; your employer; agent of employer; or officer or agent of a union to which you are a member. If you do require assistance, the "Affidavit of Assistance forms" are available and can be sent with your ballot and must be completed.
  • Return the ballot to theMarshall County Election Office in person; or mail it in.

*****Please review the Section on "Marking your ballot" before marking your Advance voting ballot.*****

Address or Name Changes

  • On Election Day, if you are currently a registered voter in Marshall County and you have moved within Marshall County, you may go to your new polling place or the Election Office, complete a voter registration card and vote a provisional ballot. Please call the Election Office to locate your new polling place.
  • If you are currently a registered voter in Marshall County and you have changed your name since the last election, you may go to your polling place on Election Day, complete a voter registration card and vote a provisional ballot.


Marking Your Ballot

  • When voting be sure to review your selections prior to marking the oval.
  • When marking your ballot, darken the oval completely, to the left of the candidates name you wish to vote for.
  • If you make a mistake and mark the wrong candidate. You must go to the poll workers and get a NEW ballot.
  • If you are allowed to vote for more than ONE candidate. Carefully read your instructions. (Example: If it reads VOTE FOR THREE OF FEWER. You may vote for one candidate or two candidates and your ballot will still count.)
  • Your vote will NOT count if: You vote for more than the number allows. (Example: If it reads VOTE FOR THREE OF FEWER and you vote for Four or Five candidates. This is considered an over vote. This race and only this race will be disqualified. If all other races are valid they will still be counted.
  • When done marking the races you wish to vote on, please review your ballot and make sure your marks are clear and you have marked the Candidates you wish to vote for.


Please follow these guidelines to assure that your vote is counted. If you have any questions, please call the Marshall County Election Office at (785) 562-5361