FAQ's

WHEN ARE LEGAL NOTICES PUBLISHED FOR AN ELECTION?

Two legal notices are published before each election. The first legal notice is published two Fridays prior to the election. The second legal notice is published on the Friday prior to Election Day.

 

WHAT IS THE KANSAS CITY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS?

The Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners is a statutory agency, bi-partisan in nature. The Board contains four Commissioners, appointed by the Missouri Governor and confirmed by the Missouri State Senate. They serve a four-year term or until their replacement is chosen. Two directors of opposite political affiliation act as the management team. The directors and their staff execute lawful and adopted policies of the Board. They also oversee the election administration, personnel, budget, and a myriad of related services to the public and candidates.

 

The Kansas City Board of Elections conducts elections for all governmental entities lying wholly or partly within the boundaries of Kansas City (within Jackson County). Organizing for elections takes time and resources, and is ongoing. Our day to day activities include:

  • Verification of signatures on petitions to ensure lawful placement on the ballot;
  • Preparation of ballot layout; establishment of polling places;
  • Recruitment and training of election judges and deputy election commissioners;
  • Preparation of mailings for registered voters for each election, which notify voters of the election date and their polling site;
  • Maintenance, warehousing, and preparation of the voting and tabulating equipment used in elections;
  • Administration of the many State and Federal requirements such as the Campaign Finance Disclosure Law, the National Voter Registration Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Polling Place Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped;
  • Maintenance of active and non-active voter records, which includes new registrants, transfers, deaths, and other details.

 

On Election Day, all of our resources are committed to the smooth execution of the election and a precise, lawful tabulation of election results.

 

WHAT AREA DOES THE KANSAS CITY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS SERVE?

The Kansas City Election Board serves the Kansas City part of Jackson County. The Jackson County Election Board serves Jackson County residents outside of the Kansas City boundaries. The Cass, Clay and Platte County election authorities serve Kansas City residents who live in their respective jurisdictions.