By MIKE COURSON
Great Bend Post
Most officials running for re-election have previously been elected. That is not the case for Barton County Register of Deeds Glennda French. Last August, French was selected at a Republican Convention as the replacement for longtime Register of Deeds Pam Wornkey. French has submitted paperwork to be on the ballot for her first election so she can continue some ongoing projects.
"I really enjoy working here," she said. "We've added some things like the passport pictures. We can take those here in the office now. We've put documents online so we have links on our Barton County website so people can do that rather than come in."
French worked in the deeds office for three years before the appointment to the head job. She and staff are now in the process of setting up a records notification system that will notify anyone who signs up when a document has been filed under their name or any property they own. French said it's another layer of safety for residents.
The 2024 primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 6. The final day to register or update voter registration information for that election is Tuesday, July 16. The winners of the primary election will advance to the general election held on Tuesday, Nov. 5.