Clerk / Elections
County Clerk & Staff
Cathy A. Schmidt has been employed in the County Clerk's office since March 6, 2000. She was promoted to Deputy Clerk in November, 2008. She was elected by the McPherson County Republican Committee to interim County Clerk in June, 2012 and was elected to a four-year term in November, 2012. Cathy has lived in McPherson since August, 1983, when she came here to attend Central College, now Central Christian College. She met her husband, Brad, in 1987 and they married in 1988. Brad was raised in McPherson. Cathy is proud to call McPherson her home. "There's no place I'd rather live".
Cathy A. Schmidt, County Clerk
VeAnne Depperschmidt, Deputy Clerk
Donna Gent, Clerk II
Marilyn Robinson, Clerk I
County Clerk's Mission:
It is our mission to model excellence in local government through
accountability to the community. We strive daily to address the
obligations of the office of the County Clerk in a compassionate
and fiscally responsible manner. We are dedicated to continually
improving and increasing our efficiency, while providing extra-
ordinary service to the citizens of McPherson County.
Clerk's Responsibilities and Duties:
Maintain minutes of all county commission meetings and resolutions.
Place all certified Special Assessments and Intangibles on the tax roll.
Prepare tax abstracts and other reports required by the State.
Administer oaths of office and maintain copies of all oaths.
Maintain and research birth, death and marriage records prior to 1911.
Prepare Homestead and Food Sales Tax forms at no charge to the public.
Receive and review budgets from every taxing entity in the county.
Set the tax levies.
Authorized retailer of KDWP hunting, fishing, park permits and boat registrations.
Maintain and provide information to the public concerning every election.
Provide educational programs on voter registration and voting.
Conduct and supervise all elections held in the County.
Maintain and update voter registration records.
Conduct election schools for election board members.
Receive candidate filings, fee and expense statements.
Secure polling sites and assign board workers.
Prepare ballots for printing and delivery to polling sites.
All other duties designated by Kansas statute.