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2019 Local Elections

Local voters will decide several important races in 2019. Note: all local races are nonpartisan.

In Johnson County, elections will be held in these races:

  • All cities: mayor and/or council
  • All school boards (Blue Valley, DeSoto, Eudora, Gardner Edgerton, Olathe, Shawnee Mission, Spring Hill, and Wellsville)
  • Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees
  • WaterOne Board

The Primary Election is set for August 6, 2019. When more than two candidates file for the same position, a primary election is required.

Advance Voting
Advance (early) voting in Johnson County is from July 29 until August 3 (Election Office also has August 5).  Hours are:

  • Weekdays: 9 am or 10 am to 7 pm (Election Office starts at 8 am)
  • Weekends: 9 am to 3 pm

Advance voting hours and information on all locations

 

Election Of City Officials

  • Lenexa
    Council Member Ward 4 – 4 Year Term (Candidate forum July 23 at Lenexa Library at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Merriam
    Council Member Ward 1, 4 – 4 Year Term (Candidate forum July 24 at Antioch Library at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Olathe
    Council Member At-Large – 4 Year Term
  • Overland Park
    Council Member Ward 1, 2, 5 – 4 Year Term (Candidate forum July 18 at Central Resource Library at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Shawnee
    Mayor – 4 Year Term (Candidate forums July 9 at SM Northwest High School at 6:30 p.m.)
    Council Member Ward 3, 4 – 4 Year Term
    Council Member Ward 3 – 2 Year Unexpired Term

Election Of Board Position

  • USD 229 Blue Valley School District Member 3 – 4 Year Term
  • Johnson County Community College Trustee At-Large – 4 Year Term

Be an informed voter. See Information on candidates 

Voters may opt to advance vote by mail or at selected sites. Check the Election Office for details.


In Wyandotte County, voters will elect representatives for:

  • Unified Government
  • Board of Public Utilities
  • School boards (Districts 202, 203, 204 and 500)
  • KCK Community College Board of Trustees
  • Mayor and/or city council (Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, Lake Quivira)
  • Water One Board

See list of candidates for 2019 elections.

 

The Primary Election is set for August 6.  When more than two candidates file for the same position, a primary election is required. Voters in these districts will select candidates in these races: Unified Government.and Board of Public Utilities.

See list of candidates for the August 6 primary.

Be an informed voter. Attend a candidate “Meet and Greet” to learn about the candidates on your ballot.

Voters may opt to advance vote by mail or at selected sites. Check the Election Office for details.


The general election is set for November 5..

Check your county election office for updates on early voting locations.


2019 Calendar

Fall Primary Election (If more than two candidates file for the same position, a primary election will be held on August 6. A primary election narrows the field of candidates.)

  • July 16: Voter registration closes for primary election
  • July 17: Advance voting by mail begins
  • July 29: Advance voting in person begins
  • August 6: Primary Election Day

Fall General Election

  • October 15: Voter registration closes for general election
  • October 16: Advance voting by mail begins
  • October 28: Advance voting in person begins
  • November 5: General Election Day

The Johnson County Election Office offers three ways to cast your vote:

Election info

Johnson County Election Office

 


NOTE: Do you vote a paper ballot? Be sure to follow all instructions; especially be sure to sign the return ballot envelope.

In the August 2016 Primary Election. 2,349 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 898 recommended NOT to count, 219 were not registered to vote. There were 272 who had “incorrect party affiliation change” which is only an issue in primary elections. 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, incomplete information, photo ID was not shown to election worker, or voter had already voted. 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.