Notice of Mail Ballot Election for City of Wilson

(First Published in the Ellsworth County Independent/
Reporter, July 12, 2018)

September 15, 2018

Notice of Election

NOTICE is hereby given that a question submitted mail ballot Tax Lid Budget question election is to be held and concluded at 10:00 a.m. on September 15, 2018, in Ellsworth County, Kansas.

The purpose of said election is to submit the following proposition to the electors of Wilson City, the format of which shall be substantially as follows with such modifications as are required by law:


To vote in favor of the question submitted upon this ballot, darken the oval to the left of the work “YES”; to vote against darken the oval to the lest of the work “NO”.


Shall the following be adopted?

    Shall the City of Wilson adopt and approve the
    proposed 2019 budget in the amount of $269,498.
     If approved, the budget will be $20,000 beyond
    the 2018 budget limit set by the State. The funds
    are needed to stop the decrease in reserve
    funds that were set aside to fund major purchases
    of equipment, major repair work, and
    major improvements.  If the budget     is not
    approved, some City operations will need to be
    cut back, and will probably cause higher  
    increases in future years.
            o   YES
            o   NO

This election will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 25-432 et seq., the Mail Ballot Act (the Act).  The Act provides that the Election Officer of Ellsworth County, Kansas shall conduct the election by mailing an official ballot to each entitled to vote in the election, no sooner than the 20th day before the election and no later than 10 days before the election.  Ballots mailed by the Election Officer shall be addressed to the address of each active and inactive elector appearing in the registration records and placed in an envelope, which is permanently marked DO NOT FORWARD.  Instructions sufficient to describe the voting process to each elector will accompany the ballot, together with a postage-paid addressed return identification envelope in which he ballot must be placed.

Each voter must personally sign and place your correct address on the return identification envelope.  If you choose to mail your ballot, you must put it in the return identification envelope and place it in the United States mail, sufficiently early so that it will be received by the Election Officer no later than 10:00 a.m. on September 15, 2018.
If you elect not to mail your ballot, your must personally deliver the ballot in the return identification envelope to the office of the Election Officer, 210 N. Kansas, Ellsworth, KS 67439 at any time during regular business hours from 8:00 a.m. until  5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, however, all ballots must be received by the Election Officer no later than 10:00 a.m. on September 15, 2018.
If the ballot of a qualified elector is destroyed, spoiled, lost or not received in the mail by the qualified elector, or if the elector registered within 30 days before the date of the election, but prior to the closing the registration books, a ballot or replacement ballot may be obtained the Election Officer. Persons qualifying to receive a replacement ballot may do so by signing an application prepared by the Election Officer and submitting the application by mail or in person at the office of the Ellsworth County Election Officer.
The authority to conduct this special question mail ballot election called by the City of Wilson under the Act does not authorize the use of voting equipment or ballots located at the normal places for the county.  Consequently, all qualified electors of City of Wilson in Ellsworth County are hereby notified that no polling places will be open during the September 15, 2018 special question election and all ballots cast must conform to the manner specified herein and in accordance with the voting instructions which will accompany the ballots to be mailed to all qualified electors.  Telephone inquiries from qualified electors who have questions about the procedure to follow in order to vote in this election, may be made by calling 785-472-4161.

By order of the Ellsworth County, Kansas Election Officer, 210 N. Kansas, Ellsworth, KS, 67439; 785-472-4161;
Dated this 2nd of July 2, 2018

Shelly D. Vopat
Election Officer, Ellsworth County, Kansas

{This Notice of Election shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Ellsworth County Independent Report not less than (21) day prior to the election date.}

1t 7/12

Rate this article: 
No votes yet
Breaking News: