Frequently Asked Questions About Mail Ballots

  1. What is the difference between absentee ballots and advance mail ballots?                                                      There is no difference. Different states refer to them with different terminology. They are processed the same way.
  2. Does Riley County have a dropbox for mail ballots?                                                                                             Yes, there is a dropbox in front of the Riley County Office Building, 110 Courthouse Plaza. It is not labeled "Ballot Drop Box" because it is for other departments as well. There is also a ballot can in the Riley County Clerk's Office for you to drop off your mail ballot.
  3. How do I know if you have received my advance mail ballot application or my advance mail ballot?              The Riley Election's website has a link that says "Check Your Advance Mail Ballot Status". After clicking the link, type in your information, and input the additional requested information. It will tell you if we have received your application, your advance mail ballot, and whether it was accepted or not. CHECK YOUR ADVANCE MAIL BALLOT STATUS