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We’re Passionate about Voting

Registering voters

Signing up new voters among new citizens at a Shawnee County naturalization ceremony.

The League of Women Voters believes the right to vote is the beating heartbeat of American democracy, so we work to strengthen and protect the right to vote. We register voters, we encourage people to vote and to participate in the democratic process, we support legal challenges to voter suppression efforts.

Your Vote in Shawnee County

For the latest deadlines and news on voting, check with the  Shawnee County Election Office.

 

 

 

2019 LOCAL ELECTIONS

Proposed Kansas Constitutional Amendment on Nov. Ballot

The 2019 Kansas Legislature approved for placement on the general election ballot this year a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution (2019 SCR 1605). If adopted, the amendment will place the process of drawing legislative districts in closer alignment with Kansas League of Women Voters policy as adopted in 1975. Specifically, adoption of the proposed amendment would better align the redistricting procedure with the LWVKS position that legislative districts “be based substantially on population, using United State Census figures.” If the amendment is adopted by the voters at the 2019 general election, legislative districts drawn by the 2022 Legislature will be based on the state population as counted during the 2020 U.S. Census. See the full summary: Summary_2019_SCR 1605

 

2019 Election Calendar

Sept. 21 Federal Service Ballots to be Mailed
Oct. 15 LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE
Oct. 16 Advance Voting ballots can begin being mailed
Oct. 21 Advance Voting in the Election Office begins 8am to 6pm
Oct. 29 Last day to mail ballots from the Election Office
Nov. 1 Last day of extended office hours: 8am to 6pm
Nov. 4 NOON deadline for advance voting in the Election Office
Nov. 5 GENERAL ELECTION DAY 7am to 7pm
Nov. 14 County Board of Canvassers meets at 9 a.m. in Election Office

 

Voter Registration

Kansas residents who registered to vote on or after January 1, 2013, should verify their status by checking the database at VoteKS.org. If your name is not on the roll, please contact your local election office.

LWVK recommends everyone use the Federal Voter Registration Application, as does the Shawnee County Election Office.

Wondering About Your Status?

You should receive a voter card in the mail when your registration is official.  You can also check your registration online. If you move, you must reregister. If you are not on the voter list, check for your name on the “suspense” list, and or contact your county election office to explain the problem.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about voting? Join the League and sign up to help with registration efforts.