2019 State Ballot Measure
Voters will see a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 5 ballot. The amendment proposes a change in the way the state’s population is counted for state redistricting purposes. The measure was passed by the Kansas legislature with a bipartisan super majority.
- A “yes’ vote would mean that state legislative districts drawn by the 2022 Kansas Legislature will be based on the state population as counted during the 2020 U.S. Census; a change of current policy.
- A ‘no’ vote would mean that state legislative districts drawn by the 2022 Kansas Legislature will be based on an adjusted state census count; a continuation of current policy.
Kansas is the only Midwest state to use adjusted census counts for legislative redistricting.
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County supports this amendment and urges a YES vote.
Look up the text of the ballot question at vote411.org
2019 Local Elections
Voters will decide several important races in 2019. Note: All local races are nonpartisan. When voting in person, you are asked to show a form of identification. Here is a list of types of ID accepted.
In Johnson County, the November 5 ballot will have these races:
- All cities: mayor and/or council
- All school boards (Blue Valley, DeSoto, Eudora, Gardner Edgerton, Olathe, Shawnee Mission and Spring Hill)
- Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees
- WaterOne Board
Seven locations offer advance voting in Johnson County.
Be an informed voter. See Information on candidates
- Check www.vote411.org to register to vote, and find what’s on your ballot.
- Watch interviews with candidates for JCCC Board of Trustees.
- See the list of candidates for the November 5 general election.
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
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
Check your county election office for updates on early voting locations.
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:
- 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
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.
- 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