Wednesday, October 26, 2016


to Cherokee County, home to over 22,000 Kansans.  Organized in 1866, the 590 square miles of our county call the city of Columbus our County Seat.

First named McGee in 1855, for E. McGee of Missouri, who was a member of the Territorial Legislature, the county was renamed Cherokee in 1866 from the fact that a large portion of the "Cherokee neutral lands," reservation of that tribe of Indians, was included in the geographical area of the county.

from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)

 The Cherokee County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday.  The Courthouse will reopen for regular business on Monday, November 14, 2016.

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Current Election Information - click here


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.