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Published On 10/16/2021
Johnson County voters enacted the Home Rule Charter in 2000. Every 10 years, 25 community members are appointed to review the charter and decide whether we need to make changes in the form of amendments. Find out more about how this affects how our county government operates.
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Published On 10/9/2020
On the November ballot, voters in both Johnson and Wyandotte counties will be electing people to represent them on the Kansas State Board of Education. To inform your decision, we put together some information about the board and the responsibilities of the board.
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Published On 8/25/2020
Because of the pandemic, many people in Johnson County and across the nation are choosing to vote by mail. Voters continue to contact LWVJoCo with questions so we put together this list of FAQs to help people navigate the process.
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Published On 7/17/2020
Several League members went on a VIP tour of the Johnson County Election Office recently to see exactly what happens when people vote by mail. Commissioner Connie Schmidt walked the group through each stage of mailed ballot processing, from their arrival at the Johnson County Election Office to final vote tabulation.
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Published On 7/13/2020
Voters can trust in the safety and security of the mail-in voting process, regardless of recently politicized claims to the contrary. Since 2000, more than 250 million votes have been cast via mailed-out ballots, in all 50 states, according to the National Vote at Home Institute. And by-mail voting was used by a quarter of the electorate in 2018, according to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

Here are six reasons you can vote by mail with confidence.
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Published On 7/11/2020
Leauers were among the 100 volunteers in Souls to the Polls Car Caravan honking their way through neighborhoods promoting voting.
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Published On 6/25/2020
Voting in 2020 was the topic of this week's Cowtown Conversations, a KKFI radio program hosted by Joseph Jackson. Co-President Amber Stenger covered voting on the Kansas side the metro area and Sandy Eeds, Cheryl Barnes and Patricia Goodwin shared information about the Missouri electoral process.
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Published On 5/29/2020
Starting the last week of May, registered voters in Johnson County will start receiving advance ballot applications for the August and November elections. In response to the pandemic, the Johnson County Election Office mailed advance voting applications to every voter in the county.
Voters can return the applications three ways:

1. By mail: The applications can be folded into a self-addressed envelope and mailed to the Election Office (stamp required).
2. To the 24-hour, drive-through ballot boxes at the Election Office: The ballot boxes are located at 2101 E. Kansas City Road in Olathe.
3. By email: A photo or scan of the applications can be sent to votebymail@jocogov.org.
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Published On 5/1/2020
Federal appeals court affirms decision in LWV of Kansas case

Kansas voters do not need to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote, a Kansas federal appeals court affirmed May 30. The decision keeps in place a previous court ruling that found the citizenship proof requirement violates the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause and the National Voter Registration Act. Read more.
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Observer Corps

Published On 11/29/2022
Observer Corps Report
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Published On 11/1/2022
Observer Corps Report
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Published On 9/29/2022
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Published On 8/30/2022
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Published On 8/1/2022
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Published On 6/28/2022
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Published On 5/31/2022
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Published On 5/3/2022
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Published On 3/29/2022
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Published On 11/30/2021
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Published On 11/1/2021
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Published On 9/28/2021
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Published On 8/31/2021
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Published On 8/3/2021
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Published On 6/28/2021
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Published On 5/28/2021
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Published On 4/26/2021
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Published On 3/30/2021
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Published On 3/2/2021
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Published On 2/2/2021
Observer Corps Report February 2021
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Published On 12/29/2020
Observer Corps Report - January 2021
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Published On 12/1/2020
Observer Corps Reports - December 2020
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Published On 11/2/2020
Observer Corps Reports - November 2020
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Published On 9/29/2020
October 2020 Observer Corps Reports
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Published On 9/1/2020
Observer Corps
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Published On 8/5/2020
Observer Corps Report - August 2020
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Published On 7/1/2020
Observer Corps Reports - as of July 2020
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President Updates

Published On 4/25/2020
Find out how the League is adapting its activism during the pandemic.
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Published On 9/28/2021
Presidential Update October 2021
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Published On 3/30/2021
Presidential Update April 2021
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Published On 3/2/2021
Presidential Update March 2021
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Published On 12/29/2020
Presidential Update January 2021
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Published On 12/1/2020
Presidential Update December 2020
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Published On 11/2/2020
Presidential Update November 2020
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Published On 5/29/2020
In-person meetings? No. Progress on many fronts? YES!
Find out how LWVJoCo is moving forward to reach voters during the pandemic.
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Member Spotlights

Published On 11/29/2022
Member Spotlight: Great Decisions Discussion Group
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Published On 11/1/2022
Member Spotlight: Amanda Vega-Mavec
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Published On 8/30/2022
Member Spotlight: Kay Heley
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Published On 8/1/2022
Member Spotlight: Tanya Honderick
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Published On 5/31/2022
Member Spotlight: Diane Pickett
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Published On 5/3/2022
Member Spotlight: Andrea Vieux
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Published On 3/29/2022
Member Spotlight: Ann Schuster
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Published On 3/1/2022
Member Spotlight: Jeannine Linnane
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Published On 2/1/2022
Member Spotlight: Mapi Buitano
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Published On 11/30/2021
Member Spotlight: Heidi Matthews
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Published On 11/1/2021
Member Spotlight: Robyn Hart
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Published On 9/28/2021
Member Spotlight: Marie Hernandez
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Published On 8/31/2021
Member Spotlight: Annette Becker
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Published On 8/3/2021
Member Spotlight: Connee Hays
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Published On 6/28/2021
Member Spotlight: Elise Kammeyer
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Published On 4/26/2021
Member Spotlight: Nancy Allen
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Published On 3/30/2021
Member Spotlight: Janet Milkovich
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Member Spotlight
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Published On 12/29/2020
Member Spotlight: Tinna Hung
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Published On 12/1/2020
Member Spotlight: Jan Brunks
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Published On 11/2/2020
Member Spotlight: Jill Quigley
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Published On 9/29/2020
Member Spotlight: Jo Branine
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Published On 9/1/2020
Member Spotlight September 2020: Jerry Gilson
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Published On 8/5/2020
Member Spotlight August 2020: Victoria Smith
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Published On 7/1/2020
July Member Spotlight: Hadley Kaff
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Published On 5/29/2020
Through her work as director of the Rosedale Development Association, Wendy learned the importance of partnerships and citizen involvement in making the voice of the people heard. Read more about Wendy.
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