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2019 Election Information

Today October 15th is registration deadline to register to vote in the November 5th General Election.



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General City/School Election November 5, 2019


  • August 14, 2019 may begin applying for advance ballots to be mailed.
  • September 21, 2019 deadline to transmit UOCAVA ballots
  • October 15, 2019 last day to register to vote
  • October 16, 2019 begin mailing advance ballots
  • October 21 through October 25, 2019 in person advance voting at Election Office 321 E. 10th, Winfield from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
  • October 28 through November 1, 2019 in person advance voting at Election Office 321 E. 10th, Winfield from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
  • November 4, 2019 in person advance voting at Election Office 321 E. 10th, Winfield from 8:00 AM until NOON
  • October 30, October 31 and November 1, 2019 advance voting in Ark City at the Water Treatment Plant from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
  • November 5, 2019 Election Day

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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 Kansas Voter Registration Application 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, 2020, 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



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Election History


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