Will Kansas hold a presidential primary?
The Kansas Democratic Presidential Primary will be held on May 2, 2020.
It will be a Ranked-choice primary run by the Democratic Party. All who are registered as Democrats by MARCH 9, 2020, will receive the information about requesting a mailed ballot, and in-person voting locations for the May 2 election.
The Kansas Republican party has chosen to NOT hold a presidential primary or caucus, and all delegate votes will go to Pres. Trump.
What races will be on the August and November ballots?
- Kansas voters will select candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress (3rd District).
- All seats in the Kansas Senate and Kansas House will be on the ballot.
- Johnson County voters will also select among candidates for district attorney and State Board of Education.
- County races include sheriff and county commission seats 2, 3 and 6, plus township trustees
For details check the Johnson County Election Office.
What are the dates of the 2020 elections?
Fall Primary Election: August 4, 2020
- June 1; Deadline to change party affiliation
- July 14: Last day to register to vote for primary election
- July 15; Advance voting by mail begins
Fall General Election: November 3, 2020
- Oct. 13: Last day to register to vote
- Oct. 14: Advance voting by mail begins
- Register to vote
- Confirm your voter registration
- Apply for a mail-in ballot
- Preview your sample ballot (20 days before election)
- Nonpartisan election resource: Use LWV’s vote411.org to view candidate profiles
Check www.vote411.org to confirm your registration status, find information on candidates, and see what is on your ballot.,
For more information about voting in Wyandotte County, check .http://www.wycovotes.org/ for details
When voting in person, you are asked to show a form of identification. Here is a list of types of ID accepted.
Kansas offers three ways to cast your vote:
- In advance by mail
- In advance at convenient locations
- At the polls on Election Day
NOTE: Do you vote a paper ballot? Be sure to follow all instructions; especially be sure to sign the return ballot envelope.
In the Johnson County November 2019 General Election. 696 paper ballots (advance and provisional) were challenged. The Board of Canvassers accepted the Election Office’s recommendation to count or not to count those ballots. Of the 233 recommended NOT to count, 72 people were not registered to vote. Some ballots were not accepted due to problems with the return envelope, such as the envelope was not signed or signature did not match the one on file. Some envelopes had incomplete information, photo ID was not shown to election worker, or voter had already voted. If an envelope contained more than one ballot, neither ballot was accepted.
See a sample return envelope for guidance.
Use the election office website to check your voter registration, confirm your polling place, learn what districts you live in, the names of your representatives, and view the list of candidates for upcoming elections. You may also view a sample ballot, which is posted 20 days prior to an election.
- Johnson County Election Office
- Find your Legislator View the roster of Senate and House elected officials at the Kansas Statehouse
- Guidelines for distributing advance ballot applications