Next Election Date August 2, 2022 Primary Election
The last day to file for offices listed on the ballot for the Primary Election is June 1, 2022 at noon except for the offices of 3rd Congressional District, 5th and 59th State House of Representatives, and 9th District State School board that the filing deadline has been extended to June 10, 2022 at noon.
The last day to change your party affiliation for the Primary Election is June 10, 2022 at noon. No party affiliation changes will be accepted between June 11, 2022 and September 1, 2022.
The county clerk, an elected position, plays a unique role in county government. The Kansas Constitution and Kansas Statutes place a great amount of legal responsibility on the position.
Signs the records of proceedings and attests to them with the seal of the county
Repository for all Board records
County Election Officer
County election officer is responsible for:
All local elections
Candidates filing for local offices
Campaign expense reports
Advance voting applications and mailings
Freedom of Information
The County Clerk is the County Freedom of Information Officer (FIO). As the FIO, the County Clerk is responsible for:
Providing educational materials and information concerning the Kansas Open Records Act
Assisting to resolve questions relating to the opens records act
Responding to inquiries relating to the Kansas Open Records Act
The county clerk must finalize the assessed values on all real estate and personal property in the county and maintains tax accounts. After the tax levies are set, special assessments are applied. Then the county clerk prepares the tax roll and tax statements.
The Clerk's Office also processes all Neighborhood Revitalization Applications.
By law the clerk shall observe all claims against the county, certify that the budget is available to cover all claims, and charge the county treasurer with those claim payments
The clerk shall have a good working knowledge of all county department budgets and expenditures in order to present the claims to the county commissioners
The clerk, for audit purposes, must keep clear audit trail for the accounting of all receipts and disbursements
All account payables are processed twice a month
Balance, distribute and certify motor vehicle tax
Assist in budget preparation of 33 various tax entities in the county
Gather information for the annual independent audit by a CPA hired by the county commissioners