Elk County Kansas   


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After polls close, Elk County General Election results may be reviewed real time
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This notice covers persons who have applied to register to vote and have not yet provided proof of citizenship. Due to recent court rulings, if you have applied to register to vote at a Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles office or if you have applied to register to vote using the “Federal Form” voter registration application (as opposed to the standard ‘state form’) and have not yet provided proof of citizenship, you are registered to vote for the November 8, 2016, general election. Your name will appear on the poll book for your voting location and you will be given a standard ballot. There is nothing further you need to provide subject only to further official notice.

If you have questions concerning your eligibility or this notice you may contact your local county election office or the Secretary of State’s office at (800) 262-8683.


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Elk County, located in Southeast Kansas,  is known for its awesome natural scenery, wildlife, unique attractions, nationally renowned hunting, great schools & family values.  Hard working farmers & ranchers contribute to many areas of agribusiness, and the five communities of Elk Falls, Grenola, Howard, Longton and Moline offer a wide variety of attractions.  The oldest swinging bridge in Kansas, museums full of past treasures, friendly local businesses and a massive wind energy project owned by Enel Green Power are only the beginning of the adventures to be found here.  We are also home to the world class Flint Oak hunting club.  Elk is a diverse county that is rich in history, some of which can be read about here.

Since 1875 the county seat has been located in Howard. According to the 2010 U.S. Census the population of Elk County was 2,882. With quality schools, this small rural county is known as a wonderful, safe place to live and raise a family. Take a break from the fast-paced lifestyle. Come see what we have to offer. Wiki-stats about Elk County can be found here.  Visit the official Kansas website to find lots of helpful state resources by clicking here.

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County Courthouse

225 E. Washington 
Howard, KS. 67349

(620) 374-2490

  Mon -Thu
7:00 AM to 5:30 PM
(Treasurer to 5:00 PM)
Closed Fri., Sat. & Sun


2016 Holiday Schedule

With the exception of EMS & Sheriff services, County offices & departments will be closed on the following dates:

Martin Luther King Day January 18
President's Day February 15
Memorial Day May 30
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day September 5
Columbus Day October 10
Veterans Day November10
Thanksgiving November 24-25
Christmas December 26
New Years January 2, 2017

Rural Fire

Public Notice

Per Kansas State Law, you are required to notify the Elk County Sheriff’s Department at (620) 374-2108 before beginning any controlled burn and again when finished. (K.A.R. 28-19-645, 28-19-646, 28-19-647, 28-19-48)

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Illegal Dumping

Did you know that placing your trash on someone else’s property without permission is littering? The Kansas statute for Criminal Littering, (K.S.A. 21-3722), states:
Criminal littering is intentionally or recklessly depositing or causing to be deposited any object or substance into, upon or about: (1) Any public street, highway, alley, road, right-of-way, park or other public place... (2) Any private property without the consent of the owner or occupant of such property.

Please remember that ILLEGAL DUMPING is a misdemeanor and is punishable by law.


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