The Harvey County Clerk's Office will supervise a presidential preference primary election in Harvey County in 2024.

The presidential preference primary election is being conducted in place of party caucuses. The primary and general elections will follow later this year.

This is the first presidential preference primary election held in Kansas since 1992. The vote totals will be given to the respective political parties for their delegates to allocate to candidates at the national convention. Registered voters with party affiliation can vote for candidates in their party in this election. Unaffiliated voters can affiliate with a party to participate.

Election Day for the presidential preference primary will be March 19. Here are some other key dates to remember:

  • Feb. 20: Voter registration deadline for this election
  • Feb. 20: Last day to request an advance-by-mail ballot
  • Feb. 28: Advance-by-mail ballots begin to be mailed to those that have requested one
  • March 5: Early in-person voting begins at the Harvey County Courthouse
  • March 18: Early in-person voting ends at noon
  • March 19: Poll sites are open across the county for Election Day
  • March 26: Election canvass.

The Clerk's Office can help residents register to vote or update their registration at the Harvey County Courthouse. Voters can also register or update information online.

Sample ballots by Harvey County precinct can be found here.

Early in-person voting at the Courthouse begins March 5. Early voting will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will also be available Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Early voting at the Courthouse concludes Monday, March 18 at noon. After that, voters will need to go to their designated poll site on Election Day.

Advance-by-mail ballots can be requested through Feb. 20. For this election, mail ballots must be returned on-or-before Election Day. Ballots returned after March 19 at 7 p.m., regardless of postmark, will not be accepted. There are a few ways to return an advance-by-mail ballot: 

  • Mail the ballot back to the Clerk's Office
  • Place the ballot in one of two ballot drop boxes in Harvey County. One is on the south side of the Harvey County Courthouse, 800 N. Main St. in Newton. Another drop box is at Newton Fire/EMS Station 3, 2520 S. Kansas Ave. in Newton.
  • Bring the ballot to the Clerk's Office at the Courthouse
  • Take the ballot to a Harvey County poll site on Election Day.

More information on the presidential preference primary election can be found on the Clerk's Office's election website.

(Updated Feb. 8, 2024)