In order to submit your ballot, you must have it notarized. There are a few simple, free ways to get your ballot notarized:
AT THE COUNTY CLERK
Your ballot can be notarized at the county clerk’s office at no charge and turned in at the 16th Circuit Court, both of which are located at 415 E 12th Street. (It’s the building south of City Hall. Parking is available in the garage directly to the west of City Hall.) Since both are located in the same building, it’s an easy way to take care of everything with one stop.
The county clerk’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
The 16th Circuit Court is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
AT YOUR BANK
Most banks will notarize documents at no charge for their account holders. Check with your local branch to find out if they provide that service. If you get your ballot notarized at your bank branch, you will need to mail it into the circuit court.
AT THE KANSAS CITY ELECTION BOARD
The Kansas City Election Board at Union Station will notarize your ballot at no charge between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. If you get your ballot notarized at the board of election, you’ll still need to mail it into the circuit court.
AT THE CONNECT KC CAMPAIGN HQ
Starting on June 27, the ConnectKC campaign will notarize your ballot at the campaign headquarters at 3100 Gillham at no charge. A notary will be available Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Anyone who wants to submit a ballot may have it notarized at the campaign headquarters. If you get your ballot notarized at the campaign headquarters, you still have to remember to mail it in or deliver it to the circuit court.
AT UNION STATION
During the last few days of the TDD formation election, we will have volunteers and notaries available to notarize your ballot at no charge at Union Station in the Grand Hall on the west side, near the post office. The notarization table will be open on Friday, July 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CT and on Saturday, July 29, from 10:00 am to 9:00 p.m.
WITH FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS
There are a number of allied organizations that support the streetcar expansion efforts that are hosting events at which you can get your ballot notarized.
Check the Streetcar Neighbors Facebook page regularly to see where they’re holding notarization events.
The Main Street Corridor Development Corporation (MainCor) his hosting several notarization events over the next few weeks. Check their Facebook page for more details.