Hospital’s bond issue election ballots to be mailed April 22

    Registered voters in Chase County will begin seeing a ballot for the hospital bond election in their mailboxes next week.
    Chase County Clerk Debbie Clark, who also serves as election commissioner, said they will take the ballots to the post office on Monday, April 22.
    The ballot will be mailed in a white 10 x 13-inch envelope that is clearly identified as official election mail. The envelope will contain the ballot and a 9x12-inch return envelope.
    There is information on the back of the return envelope the voter must complete.
    Voters can return their ballot by mail or drop it off at the clerk’s office, Clark said. Return postage cost will be the responsibility of the voter.
    All ballots must be returned to the Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on May 14 to be counted.
    As of Wednesday, the number of registered voters in Chase County totalled 2,477.
    People can register to vote by mail-in registration prior to the Friday, April 26 deadline. In-person registration can be done at the clerk’s office through 6 p.m. Friday, May 3. Those registering during that time will then receive  a ballot.
    Voters will decide the fate of a $20.5 million bond to build a new hospital facility that will incorporate the existing medical and specialty clinic areas of the current structure.
    A simple majority of those voting will be required for the bond to pass.

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