General Information
Contact Information
Phone Numbers
Winfield: 620-221-5494 Arkansas City: 620-441-4594
Emergencies: Dial 911
321 E. 10th Ave

Monday - Friday
8:00am-12:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm

Voting and Elections

Advanced ballots began mailing July 17th. Drop box locations are 321 E. 10th Ave, Winfield and 119 S. Summit, Arkansas City

Deadline to mail advanced ballots is July 30th. We must have your application by July 30th in order to mail you a ballot.

In Person Advanced Voting at 321 E. 10th Ave, Winfield:

         Monday, July 22nd through Friday, July 26th from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

         Monday, July 29th through Friday, Aug. 2nd from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM

         Monday, August 5th from 7:30 AM to Noon

In Person Advanced Voting at 400 W. Madison, Arkansas City:

        Monday, July 29th through Friday, Aug. 2nd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

To view a sample ballot go to

Click here for a diagram explaining unaffiliated voters.   


There will be a public demonstration of the ESS DS200 ballot scanner and the ExpressVote Ballot Marker in the County Clerk’s Office at 8:30 am Friday, August 2, 2024. The public is invited to attend.

  2024 Candidate Filings

To see a list of Kansas Election facts, check out the Kansas Secretary of State Did you Know page.

To view voter's rights and responsibilities click here

We are always looking for poll workers. If you are interested, please download this form.

Click to view your voter information.

 To request an advanced ballot by mail call our office at

620-221-5494 or click here to request one online.

Elected Officials

Voter Information

The Election Office strives to make voting easy for voters. Listed below is how to become a voter and keep your registration current so voting in future elections stays simple.  To vote, you must register with the Election Office, be a United States citizen, and be at least 18 years old by the next general election.

Step 1: Register to Vote

Registration Application

You can register to vote for the first time or change your current registration information online. To register to vote online, you must have a valid Kansas driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card. If you do not have either of these documents, you may register to vote using the Voter-Registration-Card  or the National Voter Registration Application Form and submit it to the Election Office.  If you do not have a valid Kansas driver’s license you may register to vote online using this website:  Applications are also available at the Cowley County Election Office – 321 E. 10th, Winfield and at various city offices. Registration is open except for the 21 days before Election Day in the district where an election is held. You must re-register each time you change your name, address, or party affiliation for voting.  When you register, you can affiliate with a party or be unaffiliated. During partisan primary elections, unaffiliated voters may affiliate when voting.

Step 2: Vote in the next election

In Cowley County you have three convenient Voting Options to choose from.

Vote Early by Mail
To vote by mail, complete an Advance Voting Application and mail, email, or fax it to the Election Office. We begin mailing ballots 20 days before Election Day. A signed application is required before an advance ballot can be issued. The last day our office can mail a ballot is 7 days before the election. The voted ballot must be returned to the Election Office or on Election Day at any polling location by 7 p.m.   If mailing, your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received in the Election Office no later than 3 days after the election.

Vote Early in Person
Go to the Cowley County Election Office 321 E. 10th Winfield, Kansas  They will check you in by computer. You can vote on a voting machine or by paper ballot.  The Election Office begins in-person advance voting 15 days before the election and continues until 12 Noon the Monday before Election Day. Additional satellite sites may also be available and will be posted.

To find your assigned Polling Place check your voter card, use this VoterView link, or call us at 620-221-5494.

Polling Places are open for voting on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Both machine voting and paper ballot voting options are available.  State law requires that all voters show photo identification. Got photo id

Step 3: Keep your registration information current
Keep voting simple for you by keeping your registration information current. Re-register if you move, change your name, or want to change your party affiliation.

Law Regarding Party Affiliation Change
By law, from noon on June 1 through August 31 (in even years only), anyone affiliated with the Democratic, Republican, or Libertarian party may not switch to another party or elect to become unaffiliated.

If you still wish to change your party affiliation after the August Primary Election, you will need to resubmit another voter registration application on or after September 1.

The Kansas Legislature passed a law in 2014 which prohibits voters from switching parties or disaffiliating from a party during the time from the candidate filing deadline through the time when the primary election results are certified by the State Board of Canvassers.  K.S.A 25‑3304

Military and Overseas Voters:

For information regarding the process to vote click here

For the form to download and fill out to vote click here

Election History


03-19-2024 Presidential Preference Primary


11-07-2023 General 2023


11-08-2022 General 2022

08-02-2022 Democratic Primary 2022

08-02-2022 Republican Primary 2022

08-02-2022 Constitutional Amendment 2022


11-2-2021 General 2021


11-03-2020 General 2020

08-04-2020 Democratic Primary 2020

08-04-2020 Republican Primary 2020


11-05-2019 General 2019

06-04-2019  City of Winfield Mail Ballot Election


12-04-2018  City of Udall Special Election Ordinance # 8

11-06-2018  2018 General Election

09-06-2018  City of Arkansas City Mail Ballot

08-07-2018  2018 Primary Election


11-07-2017  2017 City School General

04-11-2017 2017 Special Congressional Election


11-08-2016  2016 General Election

08-02-2016  2016 Primary Election

06-07-2016  USD 462 Special Election

05-24-2016  City of Arkansas City Special Election


06-09-2015  USD 462 School Bond Election

04-07-2015  2015 City School General


11-04-2014  2014 General Election

08-05-2014  2014 Primary Election

02-25-2014  City of Winfield Special Election


04-02-2013  2013 City School General

02-26-2013  2013 City Primary


11-06-2012  2012 General Election

08-07-2012  2012 Primary Election


04-05-2011  2011 City School General


11-02-2010  2010 General Election

08-03-2010  2010 Primary Election


04-07-2009  2009 City School General 


11-04-2008  2008 General Election

08-05-2008  2008 Primary Election

03-04-2008  USD 470 School Bond