Riley County Board of Elections in Manhattan Kansas

Address and phone number for Riley County Board of Elections, a Board Of Elections, at Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan KS.


Name
Riley County Board of Elections
Address
100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502
Phone
785-537-6300
Fax
785-537-6394

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About the Riley County Board of Elections

The Riley County Board of Elections, located in Manhattan, KS, is a government office that oversees local elections in Manhattan. The Board of Elections holds general elections, caucuses, primaries, and special elections, including elections for Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas state, and federal offices. The Manhattan 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:
  • Manhattan election results
  • Registering to vote in Manhattan, KS
  • Election poll locations
  • Applying for an absentee ballot
  • Voter records
  • Learning about upcoming elections
  • Volunteering on election day
Manhattan Elections Board Responsibilities
  1. Manhattan Voter Registration
  2. Election Planning and Preparedness
  3. Election Day Activities in Riley County
Manhattan Voter Records

In Manhattan, voter registration information, voter records, and election results are public records. The public can request these voter records through the Riley 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 Riley County voter records.

Voter Registration

The Board of Elections oversees voter registration in Manhattan, 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.

Manhattan Elections Planning & Polls

The Riley County Board of Elections is charged with planning and carrying out elections. To prepare for elections, the Board of Elections maintains records on Riley 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 Manhattan 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 Manhattan poll workers and volunteers, maintains voting machines, and follows Kansas state regulations and deadlines on voting.

Elections Day Activities in Riley County, Kansas

On Election Day, The Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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 Riley County Board of Elections

You may contact the Riley County Board of Elections by calling 785-537-6300, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Riley County Board of Elections, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502.