Protections in place for primary election
As Cloud County voters head to the polls Tuesday for the primary election amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be precautions in place.
Poll workers will be encouraged to wear face coverings and will have hand sanitizer as well as surface sanitizer available for use.
There will be plexiglass in place between the poll workers and voters.
Voters will be asked to social distance while waiting to vote. They will not be required to wear masks, but masks and gloves will be available.
Single use pens will be used by voters, and polling stations will be cleaned after each use.
The state of Kansas has provided masks, gloves, single use pens, sanitizing stations and the plexiglass to the county.
Polling locations in the county will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
All county offices, except for the First District seat on the board of commissioners held by Bill Czapanskiy, are up for election.
Four candidates, including Ron Copple, Gail Engle, Michael Haley and Lance Lagasse, are vying for the Republican nomination for the Third District seat on the board of commissioners.
Bill Garrison did not file for re-election. There are no Democrats running.
Kenneth Davis and Jon Strowig are seeking the Republican nomination for the office of Sheriff.
Brian Marks is not running for re-election, and there are no Democrats running.
In national races, there are 11 candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the United States Senate seat currently held by Pat Roberts. Those candidates include Lance Berland, John L. Berman, Derek C. Ellis, Bob Hamilton, Kris Kobach, David Alan Lindstrom, Roger Marshall, Brian Matlock, John Miller, Steve Roberts and Gabriel Mark Robles.
Candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat include Barbara Bollier and Robert Leon Tillman.
Four candidates, Bill Clifford, Tracy Mann, Jerry Molestad and Michael Soetaert are seeking the Republican nomination for the United States House of Representatives First District seat.
Vying for the Democratic nomination include Kali Barnett and Christy Cauble Davis.
Running unopposed for county officers include Republican Gary Caspers, county commission Second District; Republican Shella L. Thoman, County Clerk; Democrat JoDee A. LeDuc, County Treasurer; and Democrat Robert Walsh, County Attorney.
Republican Elaine Bowers, Kansas Senate 36th District, and Republican Susan L. Concannon, Kansas House of Representatives 107th District, are also running unopposed.
Deena L. Horst, a Republican, is unopposed in the primary election for the Sixth District seat on the State Board of Education.
Polling places for the primary election are:
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL - Main Street, Aurora
Aurora Township, Colfax Township, Nelson Township
CLYDE CITY HALL — 412 Washington Street, Clyde
Elk Township, Shirley Township
ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC PARISH HALL- 300 1st Street, Glasco
Lyon Township, Solomon Township, West Meredith Precinct
JAMESTOWN DOWNTOWN ACTIVITY BUILDING — 311Walnut, Jamestown
Grant Township, Summit Township
MILTONVALE COMMUNITY CENTER — 107 Starr, Miltonvale
East Meredith Precinct, Oakland Township, Starr Township
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, FELLOWSHIP HALL, 402 West 6th St., Concordia
Arion Township, Buffalo Township, Center Township, North Lawrence Precinct, South Lawrence Precinct, East Lincoln Precinct, West Lincoln Precinct, Sibley Township
Concordia City — First Ward, 2nd Ward/1st Precinct, 2nd Ward/2nd Precinct
VALLEY RENTAL CENTER 803 Valley, Concordia
Concordia City - 3rd Ward, 4th Ward