Decatur County Board of Elections in Oberlin, Kansas

Address and phone number for Decatur County Board of Elections, a Board Of Elections, at PO Box 28, Oberlin KS.

Decatur County Board of Elections
PO Box 28
Oberlin, Kansas, 67749

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About the Decatur County Board of Elections

The Decatur County Board of Elections, located in Oberlin, KS, is a government office that oversees local elections in Oberlin. The Board of Elections holds general elections, caucuses, primaries, and special elections, including elections for Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas state, and federal offices. The Oberlin Elections Department, also known as the Board of Registrars, manages poll locations, certifies election results, and promotes fair and legal elections.

You may contact the Board of Elections for questions about:
  • Oberlin election results
  • Registering to vote in Oberlin, KS
  • Election poll locations
  • Applying for an absentee ballot
  • Voter records
  • Learning about upcoming elections
  • Volunteering on election day
Oberlin Elections Board Responsibilities
  1. Oberlin Voter Registration
  2. Election Planning and Preparedness
  3. Election Day Activities in Decatur County
Oberlin Voter Records

In Oberlin, voter registration information, voter records, and election results are public records. The public can request these voter records through the Decatur County Board of Elections. These voter records also include information such as party affiliation and elections in which the voter participated. Contact the Board of Elections for more information on accessing Decatur County voter records.

Voter Registration

The Board of Elections oversees voter registration in Oberlin, including maintaining a list of registered voters and checking the accuracy of voter registration information. While other offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, may accept voter registration forms, the Board of Elections processes and verifies these applications to ensure accurate voter registration.

Oberlin Elections Planning & Polls

The Decatur County Board of Elections is charged with planning and carrying out elections. To prepare for elections, the Board of Elections maintains records on Decatur County voting districts and establishes polling locations within the district for early voting and in-person voting on election day. The Board of Elections also designs Oberlin election ballots, checking the accuracy of candidates' names, the wording of referendums, and the clarity of ballot questions. This includes KS absentee or mail-in ballots. In addition, the Board of Elections trains Oberlin poll workers and volunteers, maintains voting machines, and follows Kansas state regulations and deadlines on voting.

Elections Day Activities in Decatur County, Kansas

On Election Day, The Oberlin Elections Board staffs polling places, provides ballots and voting machines, or picks up drop-off or mail-in ballots. The Board of Elections oversees vote counting and communicates with Kansas state officials on issues or irregularities in voting. When polls close, the Board of Elections tallies the results and reports the outcome to state officials and the public.

Election Information

The Oberlin Board of Elections provides information about upcoming elections, including candidates that qualify for the election, referendums and initiatives on the ballot, and volunteering opportunities. The Board also provides voter pamphlets and candidate position statements to inform voters.

Contact the Decatur County Board of Elections

You may contact the Decatur County Board of Elections by calling 785-475-8102, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Decatur County Board of Elections, PO Box 28, Oberlin, Kansas, 67749.