Shawnee County Board of Elections in Topeka Kansas

Address and phone number for Shawnee County Board of Elections, a Board Of Elections, at Southeast 7th Street, Topeka KS.


Name
Shawnee County Board of Elections
Address
200 Southeast 7th Street, Topeka, Kansas, 66603
Phone
785-233-8200
Fax
785-291-4912

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About the Shawnee County Board of Elections

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

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

Voter Registration

The Board of Elections oversees voter registration in Topeka, 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.

Topeka Elections Planning & Polls

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

Elections Day Activities in Shawnee County, Kansas

On Election Day, The Topeka 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 Topeka 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 Shawnee County Board of Elections

You may contact the Shawnee County Board of Elections by calling 785-233-8200, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Shawnee County Board of Elections, 200 Southeast 7th Street, Topeka, Kansas, 66603.