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Guidance for media covering General Election in Johnson County

The Johnson County Election Office will release four updates on election night including the final result.

After Johnson County polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the election office will begin tabulating results according to statutes.  

The election office intends to release the first update within the first hour, and will include results from advance voting (both in person votes and ballots by mail).

The results from the votes cast on election day at the county’s 209 polling locations will be released in the second, third and fourth updates. The fourth update will also be the final, unofficial result of votes cast in Johnson County.   

Media are invited to follow results posted from the Johnson County Election Office on jocoelection.org, and on Twitter and Facebook.

Requests for interviews with the Johnson County Election Commissioner can be made by contacting Nathan Carter at 913-715-6811 or nathan.carter@jocogov.org.

The Johnson County Election Office requests media outlets covering Election Day go to polling locations where officials will be prepared to assist media:

  • First Southern Baptist Church, 8600 W. 91st Terrace, Overland Park
  • Kansas National Guard Armory, 18200 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa
  • Hilltop Learning Center, 7700 W. 143rd St., Overland Park
  • Mill Creek Community Church (Admin Office), 8151 McCoy, Lenexa
  • Overland Park City Hall, 8500 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park
  • Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway St., Mission
  • Westside Nazarene Church, 1700 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe

Media should contact the supervising judge at the sites listed above upon arriving.

General information about the election can be found at jocoelection.org including archival data on previous elections. Voting data on 2008 and 2012 presidential elections can be found online.

As of close of advance voting on Monday, Nov. 7, more than 43 percent of Johnson County’s registered voters had cast ballots — 177,178 votes in all.  For the first time in the history of the county, there are more than 400,000 registered voters – 408,557.