Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
People who already are registered in Reno County should re-register by Oct. 16 if they have changed their name or have moved within Reno County.
Registration can be accomplished in person, by mail, or online. First-time registrants no longer have to provide proof of citizenship but they must provide some form of identification.
The Kansas Voter Registration Application form asks:Check “yes” or “no” to qualifications: Are you a citizen of the United States of America? Will you be 18 years of age on or before Election Day? Those questions appear at the top of the form and are sometimes overlooked by applicants, reminded staff in the Reno County Clerk’s office. Fill in name, gender, residential address, mailing address if different than the residential address, the date residence was established, date of birth, daytime phone number if available, naturalization number if applicable, Kansas driver’s licence number or nondriver’s identification number or the last four digits of the Social Security number - or write “none” if none of those numbers is available. The registrant has the option of choosing Democratic, Republican, or Libertarian for party affiliation or choosing “not affiliated with a party.” The applicant must sign and date the form.
Voter registration in Reno County can be done at:The Reno County Clerk’s office in the Reno County Courthouse Annex, 125 West 1st Ave., or at city halls in communities in the county. Hutchinson Public Library, 901 North Main St., is a voter registration site and it doesn’t close until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. Residents can call the Reno County Clerk’s office, (620) 694-2732, and request an application form be mailed to them. The returned card must be postmarked by no later than Oct. 16. -People also can download the application form from renogov.org, complete it and mail it in. Online links found at renogov.org, the Kansas Secretary of State’s kssos.org, or through the non-profit, ksvotes.org