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RideKC offers free bus routes on Election Day
October 21, 2016

RideKC routes will offer free fares all day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to make it easier for citizens to vote in the General Election.

Fares on Election Day on all RideKC bus routes serving Kansas City, Johnson County, Wyandotte County and Independence will be free. KCATA paratransit will also be free to ride.

Kansas City, Missouri, Major Sly James will join Johnson County Commissioner Steve Klika and KCATA CEO Robbie Makinen at a media event on Oct. 24 to announce the free fares on Election Day.

Johnson County voters can access election resources at jocoelection.org.

Customers are asked to plan their Election Day travel early. For help planning your trip, call 816-221-0660 and be ready to provide the starting address and address of your polling place. Customers can also plan a trip with Google Transit, available at RideKC.org. The Regional Transit Call Center is also open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Johnson County advance voting begins Monday, Oct. 24
October 20, 2016

Beginning Monday, Oct. 24, registered voters in Johnson County can advance vote by mail or in person at one of six county polling locations.

Registered voters can advance vote in person at one of six sites:

  • Hilltop Campus — Blue Valley, 7700 W. 143rd St., Overland Park;
  • Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park;
  • Johnson County Election Office, 2101 E. Kansas City Rd., Olathe;
  • Johnson County Northeast Offices, 6000 Lamar, Mission;
  • Johnson County Sunset Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe;
  • Okun Fieldhouse, 20200 Johnson Dr., Shawnee.

Advance voting runs Oct. 24 to Nov. 7 in Johnson County, but advance voting on Monday, Nov. 7, will only be available at the Johnson County Election Office.

To advance vote by mail, visit jocoelection.org to complete an application for an advance voting ballot by mail and fax or mail to the election office. Applications are available at the election office and county libraries, and completed forms must be received by the election office before 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to the election. Your ballot must be returned by mail or hand-delivered to the election office before 7 p.m. Nov. 8 to be counted. Advance voting ballots will not be accepted at polling locations on Election Day.

Learn more about advance voting at jocoelection.org or 913-715-6800.

Recycle your lawn by mulch mowing
October 19, 2016

Ditch the bag! Mulching your leaves can help your lawn and save time. When done properly, mulch mowing your leaves and grass clippings can save you from bagging your yard waste and adds nutrients back into your soil.

Tips for success: 

  • Ditch the bag, mow over your leaves and leave your grass clippings on the lawn.
  • Mow your lawn frequently and with up to one inch of fallen leaves at a time.
  • By mulch mowing during the fall, you can incorporate up to six inches of leaves into your lawn without concern.

For more information and tips, read the related agent's article on Johnson County K-State Research and Extension's website

It’s National Retirement Security Week
October 19, 2016

Three Johnson County employees are being featured on Voya Financial’s NRSW national campaign. Click on the images below to watch the three videos!

Kari Ann's retirement story 





Tony Booker's retirement story






 Leslie Davis' retirement story

The Nov. 8 General Election is just around the corner!
October 19, 2016

Get registered
Are you registered to vote? If you aren’t sure, you can click here to use the voter lookup tool on the Johnson County Election Office website. If you are not yet registered, you have until Oct. 18 to get registered. Visit the Election Office website for full details about how to register. 

Vote in advance
Advance voting begins on Oct. 24. Why wait in a potentially long line on Election Day when you can vote in advance at one of six sites around the county? Visit the Election Office’s website for a list of all six advance voting locations.

Serve as an election worker
The Election Office is still in need of people to work the election on Nov. 8. If you’re interested and available, please complete an election worker application by Oct. 18 at vote4joco.org/apply.

Opportunities to learn about the public safety sales tax
October 12, 2016

On the upcoming Nov. 8 ballot, there will be a 1/4-cent, 10-year public safety sales tax question to fund a proposed new Johnson County Courthouse and coroner facility. Here are some upcoming opportunities to learn more about the proposed sales tax:

  • Media interviews:
    • Thursday, Oct. 13, 7 to 7:30 p.m. — Board Chairman Ed Eilert and District Attorney Steve Howe will appear on KCPT’s Ruckus program for a roundtable discussion with Moderator Mike Shanin on the public safety sales tax.
    • Friday, Oct. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Board Chairman Ed Eilert will be on KCUR 89.3 FM on Up to Date with Steve Kraske on the public safety sales tax.
    • Monday, Oct. 17, 3 to 4 p.m. — Host Bill Brandmeyer of the KC Cares program on ESPN 1510 AM will interview Board Chairman Ed Eilert and District Attorney Steve Howe about the public safety sales tax. The program will also be streamed live from the 1510 website.
  • ​Courthouse tours: Two opportunities remain to tour the county courthouse — at 5 or 6 p.m. on either Tuesday, Oct. 18 or Tuesday, Nov. 1 — Please RSVP at 913-715-3300 and call 913-715-0725 at least 48 hours in advance if you require special accommodations to attend any of these meetings.
  • JoCo Magazine: Watch for the Fall 2016 issue of JoCo Magazine in your mailbox. It’s a special issue dedicated entirely to public safety. View the issue online at jocogov.org/jocomag.
  • Social media town hall: Attend a virtual “town hall” discussion on the county’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/jocogov) and twitter account (Twitter.com/jocogov) on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m. to get your questions answered. Follow #JoCoPSST during the town hall.