Upcoming elections will have candidates for:
City Offices (mayor and city council seats)
Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees
Water District #1 of Johnson County
All these positions are nonpartisan. Check to see who has filed as a candidate: Unofficial candidate filings The deadline for filing is noon, on June 1, 2017. If more than two candidates file for the same office, a primary election will be held to narrow the field to two candidates. Those two candidates will be on the November ballot.
LWVJoCo will schedule candidate forums (Meet and Greet events) prior to the August 1 primary election and prior to the November 7 general election.
What does League do?
We educate citizens about issues, legislation, and candidates.
We sponsor candidate forums or Meet and Greet events
Candidates can affect your local community or the direction of the nation. To move beyond the candidate’s style and image to the substance of what they stand for, this link can guide you through the process of deciding which candidate you want to support with your vote.
How to Judge a Candidate
Meet Your Candidates: LWVJoCo sponsored two forums in October 2016 with candidates for Kansas House and Senate seats. Listen to the candidates at the Olathe forum. Listen to the candidates at the Shawnee forum.