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2019 Elections

The 2019 election schedule includes the fall primary on August 6, 2019. (A primary election is required when more than two candidates file for the same position.)

The general election will be held on November 5, 2019.

Be an informed voter. Take the opportunity to learn about the candidates who will be on your ballot. Attend a candidate forum.

Johnson County 

Voters will select candidates for local school boards, mayor and city council seats, water district and positions on the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees.

Shawnee Mission Post, an online news source, will hold four candidate forums.

July 9: Shawnee: Candidates for mayor and for city council (Ward 3 and 4)
SM Northwest High School at 6:30 p.m.

July 18: Overland Park: Candidates for city council  (Wards 1, 2 and 5)
Central Resource Library at 6:30 p.m.

July 23: Lenexa: Candidates city council (Ward 4)
Lenexa City Center Library at 6:30 p.m.

July 24: Merriam; Candidates for city council (Wards 1 and 4)
Antioch Library at 6:30 p.m.


Wyandotte County

Voters in these districts will have an August 6 primary ballot: Unified Government and Board of Public Utilities.

You are invited to attend a “Meet and Greet’ events with candidates

July 25: Candidates for Unified Government seats
The New Bethel Church, 745 Walker Ave., Kansas City, Kansas

July 27: Candidates for Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustees and the District 500 School Board
First Baptist Church, 500 Nebraska Ave., Kansas City, Kansas

Sponsored by Community Health Council, El Centro, Historic Midtown Association, Mainstream Education Foundation, Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity, National Association for the Advancement of Colored people, Kansas City, Kansas Chapter, and NBC Community Development Corporation


Learn about candidates 

Candidates can impact 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, here are some tips to guide you as you decide which candidate you want to support with your vote.

Visit Vote411.org to view profiles of the candidates on your ballot.

How to Judge a Candidate











What does Johnson County Government do?

The seven-member Board of County Commissioners meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 9 a.m.

Johnson County employs more than 3,800 people and has full jurisdiction over the unincorporated areas of the county and limited jurisdiction within 20 municipalities. The County also operates five agencies and 34 departments. They include: