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Election Information

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Make Your Vote Count!!

Ways to be a Responsible Voter
You must be a Registered voter in Graham County. Registration closes fourteen days prior to each election. You may register at the Graham County Election Office. To register you must be a US citizen, Kansas resident, and you must be at least 18 years of age to vote.

Make your Vote Count when Voting by Advance Ballot

Advance Voting Tips

  • When voting in advance, 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 pm on Election Day to be counted.
  • You may also 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 turn in the ballot and envelope at your polling place on Election Day and cast your vote at the polls.
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 "Affadavit of Assistance forms" are available and can be sent with your ballot and must be completed.
  • Return the ballot to the Graham County Election Office in person; or mail it personally. Do not give your ballot to someone else to return it for you.
  • ONLY YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR BALLOT AND YOUR VOTE! ALLOWING SOMEONE ELSE TO VOTE YOUR BALLOT, OR ALLOWING SOMEONE ELSE TO RETURN YOUR BALLOT IS ILLEGAL.
*****Please review the Section on "Marking your ballot" before marking your Advance Voting ballot*****

Polling Places

The following precincts vote at the Graham County Courthouse in Hill City:

  • Hill City #1
  • Hill City #2
  • Hill City #3
  • Graham
  • Happy
  • Indiana
  • Millbrook
The following precincts vote at the Bogue Fellowship Hall in Bogue:

  • Morlan
  • Nicodemus
  • Pioneer
  • Wildhorse
The following precincts vote at the Morland City Hall in Morland:

  • Allodium
  • Bryant
  • Gettysburg
  • Solomon
Voter Registration & Election Forms

All forms must be printed and then filled our completely before returning to the Graham County Clerk’s office. You can not electronically return this form. All forms must be mailed back or faxed to the Graham County Clerk’s office.


Graham County Clerk’s Office
410 N Pomeroy
Hill City, Ks 67642
Phone: (785) 421-3453
Fax Number: (785) 421-6374

A person is not considered registered to vote until the clerk’s office has entered them in the computer system. Once we receive your voter registration card we will then mail you a disposition notice to show your polling place and voter information. We must have your original signature on our records. That is why it is very important to print out all forms and then mail or fax them back to us. If you have not received your notice of disposition within 2 weeks of registering to vote, please give the Graham County Clerk’s office a call to verify that we received your voter registration card.

Advance Voting

Advance Voting is easy and convenient. It allows you the voter the oppurtunity to vote prior to election day. There are many reasons a person doesn't get to the polls on Election Day, inclement weather, out of town commitments, unexpected illnesses, just not enough hours in a day. You do not need to wait until the last minute.

Early Voting

In Graham County, Early Voting may begin 20 days prior to an Election Day. Anyone may vote in advance- you do not need an excuse to vote early.

*** Dates for Advance Voting may be subject to change depending on type of Election.

Three Voting Options in Graham County

 Registered voters have the option of:

  1. Voting in person in advance;
  2. Voting by mail in advance; or
  3. voting at the polls on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

1. Vote in Person in Advance

You can vote in advance in person at the Election Office 20 days prior to “any” election during regular office hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advance Voting Locations
Graham County Clerk's Office, 410 N. Pomeroy, Hill City

Primary Election
Advance Voting begins 20 days prior to all elections.

General Election
Advance Voting begins 20 days prior to all elections. 

2. Vote by Mail in Advance

To vote by mail you must complete an [link]Application for an Advance Voting Ballot[/b] and mail or fax it to the Election Office at (785) 421-6374. A separate application must be submitted for each election. 

Your complete application must be received at the Election Office before 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the election. Submit your application early to avoid delays!

Ballots will be mailed beginning 20 days before the election. Your completed ballot may be returned by mail or hand delivered to the Election Office. Ballots may not be faxed. The ballot must be received at the Election Office before 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

3. Vote at the Polls on Election Day

The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

General Information from the Secretary of State’s Office

Advance Voting may begin up to 20 days before any election. The exact date might vary by county.

If you wish to vote by advance ballot, it is your responsibility to apply to the Election Office for your ballot. No ballot will be issued before a signed application is received in the Election Office.

It is illegal for any person or group to delay or interfere with the transmission of applications from voters to the Election Office. Persons or groups transmitting applications for voters must mail. Fax or deliver them to the Election Office within two days from the time they are signed.

The Election Office will mail your ballot within 2 days of receiving your application. If you receive an application with an address other than the Election Office Pre-printed on the mailing side of the application, it could delay or prevent delivery of your ballot.

Your ballot may be delivered only to your residential or mailing address as indicated on the voter registration list, to your temporary residential address, or to a medical care facility where you reside. These restrictions do not apply to sick, disabled or illiterate voters.

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, an “Affidavit of Assistance in the County of Graham, State of Kansas” mush be completed and must accompany the returned ballot.

Return the ballot to the Graham County Election Office in person; or mail it personally. Do not give your ballot to someone else to return for you.

Only you can protect your ballot and your vote! Allowing someone else to vote your ballot, or allowing someone else to return your ballot is illegal. 

Questions and Answers

What is Advance Voting?

Advance Voting replaces Absentee Voting. You no longer need a reason to vote early in Kansas!


Registered Voters have three voting options in Graham County:

  1. Vote in advance in person may begin 20 days prior to Election Day this may vary.
  2. Vote in advance by mail beginning 20 days prior to Election Day.
  3. Vote at the polls on Election Day.

Who can vote an Advance Voting Ballot?

Any registered voter in Graham County can vote in advance. You simply complete and submit an Application for an Advance Voting Ballot to the Election Office. This application is a request for a ballot. A separate application is required for each election.


Where can I get an Application for an Advance Voting Ballot?

Applications are available at the Graham County Election Office and through this web site. Applications may be copied or duplicated.

Election Calendar
September 1, 2019-Deadline for questions to be placed on the General Election ballot.
September 20, 2019 - Deadline to mail out Federal Service Ballots (45 days prior to election)
October 15, 2019 - Registration books close.  Last day to register.
October 16, 2019 - Advance voting by mail begins.
October 16, 2019- Advance voting in Person at the County offce building.
November 4, 2019- Advance voting closes. (12:00 noon)
November 5, 2019 - GENERAL ELECTION
November 12, 2018- Canvass General Election KSA 25-3104