Sunday, May 29, 2016

215 N Chautauqua  -  Courthouse

Sedan, KS 67361

Ask your County Commissioner.......

The Board of County Commissioners invites all citizens of Chautauqua County to submit questions or concerns to the County Clerk via email at 

The Commissioners have a vested interest in the needs of Chautauqua County and wish to extend this option to expand the lines of communication with individuals who may not be able to attend regular meetings. 

The Commissioners will review all submitted questions and discuss suggested topics during meetings. Please submit your questions or concerns along with contact information in each email.

Commission  Meeting Agenda

May 24, 2016 8:30 AM

*Agenda is subject to change as business presents itself

8:30 a.m          Minutes Approval

8:35 a.m          Joel Haden, Road & Bridge Superintendent: Weekly Road Report              

9:00 a.m         Four County Mental Health: Budget

9:15 a.m          Ruth Ritthaler- Executive Session

9:30 a.m.       Crystal Wade, Human Resources Administrator: Travel

9:45 a.m.         Richard Newby, Sheriff: Department Business

10:00 a.m        Janice Fine, County Clerk: Department Business 

10:15 a.m.       

10:30 a.m.       

10:45 a.m.      

11:00 a.m.       

 11:15 a.m.    



2016 Election Information

Primary Election – August 2, 2016

Candidate Filing Deadline – June 1, 2016 at NOON

The Offices to be elected include:

One position for United States Senate

One position for United States House of Representatives, 4th District

One position for State Senate, 14th District

One position for State Representative, 12 District

One position for District Court Judge, 14 District, 3rd Division

One position for District Magistrate Judge, 14t hDistrict

One position for County Commissioner, Second District

One position for County Commissioner, Third District

One position for County Clerk

One position for County Treasurer

One position for County Register of Deeds

One position for County Attorney

One position for County Sheriff

One position for Township Clerk, Township Trustee and Township Treasurer in the following townships:  Belleville, Caneyville, Center, Harrison,Hendricks, Jefferson, Lafayette, Little Caney, Salt Creek, Sedan, Summit and Washington.

One position for Precinct Committeeman and Committeewomanin the following Precincts:  CedarVale-Jefferson, Chautauqua-Belleville, Elgin-Hendricks, Niotaze-Little Caney,Peru-Belleville, North Sedan-Sedan, South Sedan-Sedan, Cloverdale-Caneyville,Belknap-Center, Hewins-Harrison, Grafton-Lafayette, Hale-Salt Creek,Wauneta-Summit and Lone Cherry-Washington.

Candidate filing packets are available in the County Clerk’s Office.

Voter Registration closes for the August 2, 2016 Primary on July 12, 2016.

Would you like to vote in the privacy of your home?  Apply for an advance mail ballot. Applications are available in the County Clerk’s Office. The deadline to apply for advance ballots by mail is July 29, 2016 and must be returned by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day  August 2, 2016.

Did you know that you can vote in person at the Clerk’s Office in the courthouse?  Advance voting in person begins on July 13, 2016.


Polling places remain at the following:

The First Christian Church, 204 N. Chautauqua, Sedan, KS

Community Building at the Golf Course, 1965 Kansas Rd., Sedan,KS

Peru City Hall, 106 E. 6th St., Peru, KS

The Long Shed, Walnut St., Cedar Vale, KS

Your voter registration card identifies your polling place.  You will need to show a photo ID to vote.  If you have questions contact the Clerk’s Office.

Results from all Elections are posted on our website and our facebook page  immediately following the election at and copies are taped to the Courthouse south and east doors.  When possible we take copies to the 99 Gas N Go and One Stop convenience stores.