By Jackie Nelson
Hesston residents will be heading to the polls on Tuesday, April 2 for local elections.
Polling will take place at Kingdom Life Ministries from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This election there is a special election for a two-year term on the USD 460 School Board. Candidates for the two-year term are Brian Becker and Michael (Mike) Weber.
Also up for election are three four-year seats. Candidates for the full term position are Layne Frick, Corissa Russell, Kathy Varney and Zach Weaver.
City Council and Mayoral elections are going uncontested this election.
Two City Council seats are up for election. Candidates for these seats are Jason Jones and Brad Unruh. Mayor Dave Kauffman is the only candidate for the mayoral election.
Voters must present a photo ID when voting.
Valid photo ID documents are:
• Driver’s license or ID card issued by Kansas or by another state
• U.S. passport
• Student ID card from an accredited postsecondary education institution in Kansas
• U.S. military ID
• Employee badge or identification document issued by a government office
• Concealed carry of handgun license issued by Kansas or by another state
• Public assistance identification card issued by a government office
A voter age 65 or older may use an expired document.
Certain individuals are exempt from the ID requirements: permanent advance voters (voters with illnesses or disabilities), overseas military voters and their spouses and dependents, and voters with religious objections who sign declarations.