County Clerk & Elections
View a complete list of the 2023 General Election Preliminary results here.
View the 2023 Open School Board Positions and Candidates Here.
View the 2023 Open City Positions and Candidates Here.
Early voting begins October 23, 2023 from 8am-4:30pm.
Evening voting until 7pm on November 1st & 2nd
Saturday voting on November 4th from 9am-1pm
Sample Ballots can be found at votekansas.gov by selecting VoterView, entering your name and birthdate, scrolling down to sample ballot.
The 2023 Election Audit will be completed on November 9, 2023 at 11:30am.
NOTICE: The Franklin County Canvass will be held in the Courthouse at 315 S. Main on November 15, 2023 at approximately 9:30am immediately following the regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners.
The county clerk, an elected position, plays a unique role in county government. The Kansas Constitution and Kansas Statutes place a great amount of legal responsibility on the position.
- Acts as a secretary to the Board of County Commissioners, either in person or by deputy
- Keeps the seal
- Records the papers of the board
- Signs the records of proceedings and attests to them with the seal of the county
- Repository for all Board records
County Election Officer
County election officer is responsible for:
- All local elections
- Voter registration
- Voter history
- Candidates filing for local offices
- Campaign expense reports
- Advance voting applications and mailings
- Election results
Freedom of Information
The County Clerk is the County Freedom of Information Officer (FIO). As the FIO, the County Clerk is responsible for:
- Providing educational materials and information concerning the Kansas Open Records Act
- Assisting to resolve questions relating to the opens records act
- Responding to inquiries relating to the Kansas Open Records Act
The county clerk must finalize the assessed values on all real estate and personal property in the county and maintains tax accounts. After the tax levies are set, special assessments are applied. Then the county clerk prepares the tax roll and tax statements.
The Clerk's Office also processes all Neighborhood Revitalization Applications.
- By law the clerk shall observe all claims against the county, certify that the budget is available to cover all claims, and charge the county treasurer with those claim payments
- The clerk shall have a good working knowledge of all county department budgets and expenditures in order to present the claims to the county commissioners
- The clerk, for audit purposes, must keep clear audit trail for the accounting of all receipts and disbursements
- All account payables are processed twice a month
- Balance, distribute and certify motor vehicle tax
- Assist in budget preparation of 33 various tax entities in the county
- Gather information for the annual independent audit by a CPA hired by the county commissioners
- Prepares and issues 1099s