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Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S Cherry, Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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Advance voting begins at six Johnson County locations
August 3, 2018

Advance voting is now underway through Monday, Aug. 6 in the 2018 primary election.

These six locations in Johnson County are open through Saturday:

  • Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park
  • Hilltop Conference Center, 7700 West 143rd Street, Overland Park
  • Johnson County Northeast Offices, 6000 Lamar, Mission  
  • Johnson County Sunset Office Building, 11811 South Sunset Drive, Olathe  
  • Monticello Trails Middle School, 6100 Monticello Road, Shawnee

Voting at these five sites will be:

  •  Monday – Friday: July 23 through 27 and July 30 - Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  •  Saturday: July 28 and Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Closed on Monday, Aug. 6.

Advance voting will also take place through Monday, Aug. 6 at the Johnson County Election Office, 2101 East Kansas City Road, Olathe, during the same period for the most part:

  • Monday – Friday: July 23 through 27 & July 30 - Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday – July 28 and Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Opened on Monday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon     

Deadline to apply for advance voting ballets by mail is July 31. Ballots mailed to the election office must be postmarked by 7 p.m. on election day (Tuesday, Aug. 7). Ballots may be returned to any advance voting location or election day location during voting hours or to the election office by 7 p.m. on election day.

On Aug. 7, the polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

A government-issued photo ID, such as a valid Kansas driver’s license, is required to vote in advance and at the polls. Unaffiliated voters may affiliate with a party at any time. Unaffiliated voters who do not affiliate with a party will not have a primary election contest (except for Prairie Village).

For more information or questions about voting, contact the Johnson County Election Office at 913-715-6800, or visit its website.






Where to direct questions about Kansas driver's licensing
July 24, 2018

As a reminder, Johnson County works as an agent for the state of Kansas in performing motor vehicle functions. Johnson County Motor Vehicle collects more than $90 million in property taxes levied on vehicles for the state, county, cities, schools and various taxing authorities. 

Johnson County does not perform driver’s license services. Those services are provided by the state of Kansas. For driver’s license service information, please visit the state’s website at https://www.ksrevenue.org.


The Addams Family opens at The Theatre in the Park
July 20, 2018

Everything will change for the Addams family when they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. So, grab a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening under the stars! 

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for youth (ages 4-10) plus tax, and children 3 and under are free, but require a ticket. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m., gates open at 7 p.m., and curtain is at 8:30 p.m.

The show, rated PG, will run July 20-22 and July 25-28 at The Theatre in the Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission. Visit www.theatreinthepark.org for more details.

New Date for License Plate Production and Delivery Process
July 19, 2018

The Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) has announced the decision to delay the implementation of a new production and delivery process for Kansas license plates until August 15, 2018.  The new plates will carry the same designs currently offered, but will be flat instead of embossed and will be mailed directly to customers.

Beginning August 15, a customer receiving a new plate as part of their transaction will leave the office with a 30 day temporary license plate and their registration sticker.  The permanent plate will be mailed directly to the customer. Customers can expect to receive plates within 10-14 business days.

It is very important that customers remember to put the registration sticker received at the County Motor Vehicle Office on the new plate and attach the plate to the correct vehicle.

Please note customers with current embossed plates do not need to order a new plate because of the system change.   

Arts & Heritage Center wins national award
July 17, 2018

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) was awarded the Historical/Cultural Facility Award for the Arts & Heritage Center by the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO) on July 15 during their annual conference. The award is presented to a NACPRO member agency that “provided a unique or exceptional…historical facility; to focus national attention on the very best of facility design; to encourage outstanding efforts in planning, design, construction, and benefits to the community” says their website.

The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (JCAHC) is a unique partnership between JCPRD, Johnson County Government and other community partners with a shared vision to provide historical, fine arts, dance and performing arts programming. JCPRD operates and manages the center per a 10-year agreement with Johnson County Government, the facility owner.

Formerly a bowling center and ice skating rink that sat vacant for nearly 10 years, the JCAHC is located at 8788 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. Johnson County Government acquired and renovated the facility for $22 million; an additional $1.8 million, largely through philanthropic community gifts, funded the museum exhibition program. Staff from all entities partnered from June 2015 to June 2017 to design, construct, furnish and program the 80,000 square foot facility.

July 17 is voter registration deadline
July 13, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, is the voter registration deadline for those wishing to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election. Residents can check their registration or register for the first time with the Johnson County Election Office.

The primary election will place on Tuesday, Aug. 7 with advanced voting taking place Monday, July 23 through Saturday, Aug. 4. Advanced voting for primary election will take place at six locations in Johnson County:

  1. Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center
  2. Hilltop Conference Center
  3. Johnson County Northeast Offices
  4. Johnson County Sunset Office Building, Room 1055
  5. Monticello Trails Middle School
  6. Election Office

Voting hours for the first five locations:
Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Closed on Monday, Aug. 6

Voting hours for Election Office:
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 6 – 8 a.m. to noon

Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7. Voters should remember that a government-issued photo identification card is required to vote.

A list of all current candidates is available through the Johnson County Election Office. Area chambers of commerce collaborate to sponsor VoteJoCo.com, which provides more information about the candidates and upcoming candidate forums and events.