News from Native Vote: Advance Ballots

6.9.20 – Kansas Secretary of State Charles Schwab met with the PBPN Native Vote Committee – Michelle Simon, Jayme Mitchell and Verna Simon to discuss voting resources including Advance Ballot Applications.


All residents in the state of Kansas are allowed to cast ballots through advance voting. To request an advance ballot, an application must be completed.

For those living in the Jackson county area, the Holton Recorder will be distributing the Application for Advance Ballot by Mail in the Wednesday, June 17 edition as an insert, and local residents will receive the application in the Holton Recorder Shopper which will reach mailboxes on Friday, June 19, 2020.

Voters can also contact their local county election officer to request an Advance Ballot by Mail Application.

  • In Jackson County, contact: Kathy Mick –, phone 785-364-5200 or in person at 400 New York, Room 201, Holton, Kansas.
  • In Shawnee County, contact: Andrew Howell –, phone 785-251-5900 or in person at 3420 SW Van Buren Street, Topeka, Kansas.
  • In Pottawatomie County, contact: Nancy McCarter –, phone 785-457-3314, or in person at 207 N 1st, Westmoreland, Kansas.

Voters can also print the Application for Advance Ballot by Mail and send into their respective county election office.

Advance ballots will be mailed to voters 20 days prior to the election and must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after the election to count. Voters can also hand-deliver their advance ballot to the county election office or any polling location within their county by close of polls on Election Day.

Kansas voters can also vote in person at the county election office starting the Tuesday before Election Day or up to 20 days before the election, depending on the county. For Jackson County, voters can vote in person at the Jackson County Courthouse starting on July 15, 2020, for the Primary Election, and on October 14, 2020, for the National Election.