Monday, December 10, 2018
     

 Thomas County, Kansas Welcomes You!

ThomasCountyKS.com is the official web site for Thomas County, Kansas. The purpose of this web site is to provide the people of Thomas County with news and information. On this site you can find information for many departments in the courthouse as well as offsite departments.


    

 

Thomas County is home to approximately 7,891 Kansans, and
stretches across well over 700 square miles of Kansas prairie.

Thomas County Courthouse
300 N Court
Colby, KS 67701



 Go the the following link to view your ballot before the November 6 General Election:  https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org

NOTICEOF GENEARL ELECTION

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

 

STATE OF KANSAS, THOMASCOUNTY, ss

Office of the County Clerk,Colby, KS

 

Asrequired by K.S.A. 25-209, notice is hereby given there will be a GeneralElection held in Thomas County, Kansas, Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

 

The candidates for members of the National Offices,State Offices and District if composed of more than one County, have beenapproved by the State Board of Canvassers and certified to this office by theSecretary of State, the names of candidates being arranged in the manner inwhich they will appear on the Official Ballot in Thomas County, Kansas. 

 

The candidates for County Offices and TownshipOffices have filed declaration papers in the office of the County Clerk andbeing found regular are entitled to have their names on the Official GeneralBallot of Thomas County, Kansas subject to the rotation of names pursuant tolaw governing the same.  The names of thecandidates for National, State and District offices are shown and arranged, asthey must appear on all the printed ballots of the County.

 

ADVANCE VOTING BY MAIL AND/OR IN PERSON

 

As required by K.S.A. 25-1123 advanced voting bymail shall begin on Wednesday, October 17, 2018; ___________________; pleasecontact the Thomas County Clerk’s office at 785.460.4500 or e-mail at sharms@thomascountyks.gov for an application toreceive a ballot by mail. ID REQUIRED.

 

As required by K.S.A. 25-1122(g) -1123 advancedvoting in person shall begin at the Thomas County Courthouse, 300 N. Court Ave.,Colby, KS on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; endingMonday, November 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Please contact the Thomas County Clerk’soffice at 785.460.4500 or e-mail at sharms@thomascountyks.govfor further information.  ID REQUIRED.

 

VOTING HOURS ANDVOTING PLACES on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Colby Community Building -The voting hours will be from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

Thevoting places are as follows:  Allprecincts vote at the Colby Community Building, 285 E. 5th St.,Colby, Kansas.

NATIONAL OFFICES

FOR UNITED STATES OF REPRESENTATIVE, 1STDISTRICT (Vote for One)

AlanLaPolice, 734 Lincoln St., Clyde                                                                            Democrat                                             

RogerMarshall, 4501 Quail Creek Dr., Great Bend                                                    Republican

STATE OFFICES

FORGOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (Vote for One Pair)                                                                              

Laura Kelly, PO Box 2098, Topeka / Lynn Rogers,Topeka                                      Democrat                                             

Kris Kobach, PO Box 1993, Topeka / Wink Hartman,Lecompton                          Republican

Jeff Caldwell, 4900 W 108th St., Apt1202, Leawood / Mary Gerlt, Leawood        Libertarian

Rick Kloos, 5339 SW 22nd Pl, Topeka /Nathaniel Kloos, Berryton                         independent

Greg Orman, 18001 W 106th St., Olathe /John Doll, Fairway                                   independent

                                                                                                               

FORSECRETARY OF STATE (Vote for One)

Brian “BAM” McClendon, 1200 Oread Ave., #703,Lawrence                                 Democrat

Scott Schwab, 14953 W 140th Terr, Olathe                                                                    Republican

Rob Hodgkinson, 16310 Kenneth Rd, Stilwell                                                               Libertarian

                                               

FORATTORNEY GENERAL (Vote for One)

Sarah G. Swain, 112 Lawrence Ave., Lawrence                                                           Democrat                                             

Derek Schmidt, PO Box 804, Independence                                                                Republican

 

FORSTATE TREASURER (Vote for One)

Marci Francisco, 1101 Ohio, Lawrence                                                                          Democrat                                             

Jake LaTurner, PO Box 67177, Topeka                                                                       Republican

FORCOMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE (Vote for One)

Nathaniel McLaughlin, 2731 N 72ndTerrace, Kansas City                                         Democrat                                             

Vicki Schmidt, 5906 SW 43rd Ct., Topeka                                                                     Republican

FORKANSAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE, 118th DISTRICT (Vote for One)

Don Hineman, 116 South Longhorn Rd., Dighton                                                        Republican

FORKANSAS HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE, 120TH DISTRICT (Vote for One)

Jerry Hill, 1245 W 6th St., Colby                                                                                      Democrat                                             

Adam Smith, 1970 Rd 3, Weskan                                                                                    Republican

FORSTATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT #5 (Vote for One)

Jean Clifford, 102 Drury Lane, Garden City                                                                  Republican

 

COUNTY AND TOWNSHIP

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT #1 (Vote for One)                          BARRETT TOWNSHIP CLERK (Vote for One)

Brad R. Flipse                                       Republican                                           JarrettL. Carpenter                             Republican

                                                                                                               

EAST HALE TOWNSHIP CLERK (Vote for One)                                         WESTHALE TOWNSHIP CLERK (Vote for One)

Leonard Kinkade                                 Republican

KINGERY TOWNSHIP CLERK (Vote for One)                                             SUMMERSTOWNSHIP CLERK(Votefor One)

                                                                                                                                ShannonHopson                                 Republican

                                                                                                                               

LACEY TOWNSHIP CLERK (Vote for One)                                                  MENLOTOWNSHIP CLERK(Votefor One)

Pete Ziegelmeier                                   Democrat                                             LorenE. Guill                                    Republican

                                                                                                               

NORTH RANDALL TOWNSHIP CLERK (Vote for One)                            MORGAN TOWNSHIP CLERK (Vote for One)

Travis A. Elias                                     Republican                                           AliceM. Wolf                                   Republican

                                                                                                               

SOUTH RANDALL TOWNSHIP CLERK (Vote for One)                             ROVOHL TOWNSHIP CLERK (Vote for One)

Gary Ostmeyer                                     Republican                                           NormanShull                                       Republican

SMITH TOWNSHIP CLERK (Vote for One)                                                   WENDELLTOWNSHIP CLERK (Vote for One)

 

COURT OF APPEALS FOR JUDGE

Shall STEPHEN D. HILL, Topeka, Position No. 1, Courtof Appeals Judge, be retained in office?

Shall KIM R. SCHROEDER, Topeka, Position No. 5, Courtof Appeals Judge, be retained in office?

Shall HENRY W. GREEN, JR, Leavenworth, PositionNo. 7, Court of Appeals Judge, be retained in office?

Shall ANTHONY J. POWELL, Wichita, Position No. 10,Court of Appeals Judge, be retained in office?

Shall TOM MALONE, Topeka, Position No. 11, Courtof Appeals Judge, be retained in office?

Shall MICHAEL B. BUSER, Topeka, Position No. 12, Courtof Appeals Judge, be retained in office?

Shall MELISSA TAYLOR STANDRIDGE, Topeka, PositionNo. 13, Court of Appeals Judge, be retained in office?

SPECIAL QUESTION

 

SHALLTHE FOLLOWING BE ADOPTED?

 

SHALLTHE CITY OF COLBY, KANSAS BE AUTHORIZED TO: (1) CONSTRUCT, FURNISH AND EQUIP A NEW COMMUNITY EVENTS CENTER ANDIMPROVEMENTS RELATED THERETO (THE “PROJECT”) AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF$15,667,967, AND TO ISSUE THE CITY’S GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS PURSUANT TOK.S.A. 12-1736 ET SEQ., IN AN AMOUNTNOT TO EXCEED $12,000,000 (THE “BONDS”) TO PROVIDE FOR PAYMENT OF A PORTION OFTHE COSTS OF THE PROJECT, WITH THE BALANCE OF SUCH COSTS TO BE PAID FROMAVAILABLE CITY FUNDS; AND (2) IMPOSE A THREE-QUARTERS PERCENT (0.75%) CITY-WIDERETAILERS’ SALES TAX PURSUANT TO K.S.A. 12-187 ET SEQ. (THE “SALES TAX”), THE PROCEEDS OF WHICH SHALL BE USEDTO:  (A) FINANCE ALL OR A PORTION OF THECOSTS OF THE PROJECT, INCLUDING PAYMENT OF DEBT SERVICE ON THE BONDS, AND THEOPERATING AND MAINTENANCE COSTS THEREOF; (B) FINANCE ALL OR A PORTION OF THECOSTS OF IMPROVEMENTS TO CITY STREET AND PUBLIC PARKS, INCLUDING RELATEDFINANCING COSTS, IF ANY; (C) FINANCE THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THECITY’S EXISTING AQUATIC CENTER; AND (D) PAY SUCH OTHER GOVERNMENTAL PURPOSES ASMAY BE IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CITY; THE COLLECTION OF SUCH SALES TAX TOCOMMENCE UPON THE EXPIRATION OF THE EXISTING THREE-QUARTERS PERCENT (0.75%)CITY-WIDE RETAILERS’ SALES TAX ON APRIL 1, 2020, OR AS SOON THEREAFTER ASPERMITTED BY LAW AND SHALL TERMINATE ON MARCH 31, 2035?

 

VOTEYES OR NO

                               

ShellyA. Harms, Thomas County Clerk/Election Officer

Shelly A. Harms, County Clerk/Election Officer

Thomas County, Kansas

Publish 1x in Colby Free Press (October 15, 2018)