Shawnee County Election Commissioner Andrew Howell would like to remind voters within the USD 501 School District that time is running short to return voted ballots back to the Election Office for the Local Option Budget mail ballot elections. All voted ballots must be physically in the Election Office not later than 12:00 p.m. (Noon) CDT on Election Day, Tuesday, June 16th. At this time, he is recommending that voters personally deliver their ballot to the Election Office to ensure it is received before that deadline.
Normal business hours for the Election Office, which recently moved to 3420 SW Van Buren Street, are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, Howell stated that he will have his office open until 6:30 p.m. on Friday (June 12th) and Monday (June 15th) for voter convenience. Howell said, “This should allow sufficient time for voters to deliver their ballots to us. By state law we cannot count any ballots received after 12:00 Noon on Election Day and we cannot guarantee postal service delivery times.”
Anyone with any questions concerning their voter registration status, ballot status or about voting procedures for these mail ballot elections may call the Election Office at (785) 251-5900. Additional information on these elections is also available on the Shawnee County Election website at http://www.snco.us/election/.
Those voters with special needs who require assistance should call the Election Office at (785) 251-5900.