Home > Departments & Agencies > County Clerk > Election Division Election Division: On these pages you will find information regarding elections and campaigns. If you have any questions about upcoming elections in Crawford County please contact us using the information provided below. We will be glad to assist you in finding your polling place or answering any questions you might have.
Commitment to the Voters The goal of the Crawford County Clerk's Office, in dealing with the administration of elections is to provide fair, open, and efficient elections while complying with the provisions of state and federal election acts and allow every registered voter the opportunity to vote independently and privately while ensuring that their vote is counted consistent with the intent of the voter’s choices.
KANSAS VOTER ID LAW Beginning in 2012, every voter must show photo ID when voting. A voter requesting a ballot by mail must either write his or her driver's license number on the application or send a copy of a photo ID to get a ballot. VALID PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS The following documents may be used as identification for purposes of voting in Kansas:
Driver's license or ID card issued by Kansas or by another state
Student ID card from an accredited post-secondary education institution in Kansas
US military ID
Employee badge or identification document issued by a government office
Concealed carry of handgun license issued by Kansas or by another state
Public assistance identification card issued by a government office
A voter age 65 or older may use an expired document. Certain individuals are exempt from the ID requirements: permanent advance voters (voters with illnesses or disabilities), overseas military voters and their spouses and dependents, and voters with religious objections who sign declarations.
Law Regarding Party Affiliation Change
At this time, we are unable to accept any request to change party affiliation. By law, from noon on June 1 through August 31, 2016, 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 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
RULES CONCERNING VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP This notice covers persons who have applied to register to vote and have not yet provided proof of citizenship. Due to recent court rulings, if you have applied to register to vote at a Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles office or if you have applied to register to vote using the “Federal Form” voter registration application (as opposed to the standard ‘state form’) and have not yet provided proof of citizenship, you are registered to vote unless you receive official notice stating otherwise. Your name will appear on the poll book for your voting location and you will be given a standard ballot. There is nothing further you need to provide unless and until you receive further notice. If you have questions concerning your eligibility or this notice you may contact your local county election office or the Secretary of State’s office at (800) 262-8683.
Contact Information The elections division is headed by Don Pyle, County Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Pyle is assisted by: Julie Rybnick, Director of Election Services email@example.com
Our office is located on the 2nd floor of the Crawford County Courthouse, 111 E. Forest, PO Box 249, Girard, KS 66743. We are available M-F, 8:30-4:30, closed Holidays.