General Information
Contact Information
clclerk@cowleycountyks.gov
Phone Numbers
Winfield: 620-221-5494 Arkansas City: 620-441-4594
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
321 E. 10th Ave
Winfield,
KS
67156

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

Voting and Elections

Filing deadline is June 3, 2024 at noon.

NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION 

A Primary Election will be held August 6, 2024. Candidates for the following offices will be nominated by each political party which has qualified to participate in the Primary Election:

     One candidate for United States Representative, 4th District

     One candidate for State Senate, 32nd Districts

     One candidate for State Representative, 12th, 79th & 80th Districts

     One candidate for Member, State Board of Education, 10th District

     One candidate for District Court Judge, 19th District, 1st & 2nd Divisions

    One candidate for County Commissioner, 2nd & 3rd Districts

     One candidate for County Clerk

     One candidate for County Treasurer

     One candidate for County Register of Deeds

     One candidate for County Attorney

     One candidate for County Sheriff

     One candidate for Township Trustee AND one candidate for Township Treasurer in each of the following Townships:

         Beaver, Bolton, Cedar, Creswell, Dexter, Fairview, Grant, Harvey, Liberty, Maple, Ninnescah, Omnia, Otter, Pleasant Valley, Richland, Rock Creek, Salem, Sheridan, Silver Creek, Silverdale, Spring Creek, Tisdale, Vernon, Walnut and Windsor.

     The following officers will be elected in each political party which has qualified to participate in the Primary Election:

     One Precinct Committeeman in each Precinct in Cowley County

     One Precinct Committeewoman in each Precinct in Cowley County 

 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereto set my hand and cause to be affixed my official seal this 13th day of April 2024.

 Karen Madison

Cowley County Clerk/Election Official


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: www.ksvotes.org  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.

Vote ON ELECTION DAY
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

2024

03-19-2024 Presidential Preference Primary

2023

11-07-2023 General 2023

2022

11-08-2022 General 2022

08-02-2022 Democratic Primary 2022

08-02-2022 Republican Primary 2022

08-02-2022 Constitutional Amendment 2022

2021

11-2-2021 General 2021

2020

11-03-2020 General 2020

08-04-2020 Democratic Primary 2020

08-04-2020 Republican Primary 2020

2019

11-05-2019 General 2019

06-04-2019  City of Winfield Mail Ballot Election
 

2018

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

2017

11-07-2017  2017 City School General

04-11-2017 2017 Special Congressional Election

2016

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

2015

06-09-2015  USD 462 School Bond Election

04-07-2015  2015 City School General

2014

11-04-2014  2014 General Election

08-05-2014  2014 Primary Election

02-25-2014  City of Winfield Special Election

2013

04-02-2013  2013 City School General

02-26-2013  2013 City Primary

2012

11-06-2012  2012 General Election

08-07-2012  2012 Primary Election

2011

04-05-2011  2011 City School General

2010

11-02-2010  2010 General Election

08-03-2010  2010 Primary Election

2009

04-07-2009  2009 City School General 

2008

11-04-2008  2008 General Election

08-05-2008  2008 Primary Election

03-04-2008  USD 470 School Bond