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Voter registration deadline nears; election workers are needed

The deadline for voter registration in Johnson County for the Nov. 6 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 16.

To register to vote in Kansas, an individual must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the state of Kansas and be 18 years old before Nov. 6. A new voter registration application should be completed if residents change their name or address. Voter Lookup allows voters to see if they are registered to vote.

Residents may register to vote in person at any city hall or the Johnson County Election Office, 2101 Kansas City Road, Olathe. They may also register or change their registration information online with a valid Kansas driver’s license or a nondriver’s identification card. Online Voter Registration is provided through the statewide voter registration system, requiring a valid Kansas ID. 

Advance voting by mail in Johnson County begins Oct. 17. The deadline to apply for an advance voting by mail ballot is Oct. 30. Ballots may be returned to any advance voting location or Election Day polling sites during voting hours or to the Election Office by 7 p.m., Nov. 6.

Advance voting in person begins Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 3 at six locations:

  • Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.
  • Hilltop Conference Center, 7700 West 143rd St., Overland Park.
  • Johnson County Northeast Offices, 6000 Lamar Ave., Mission.
  • Johnson County Sunset Office Building, 11811 Sunset Drive, Olathe.
  • Okun Fieldhouse, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee.
  • Johnson County Election Office.

The last day for advance voting in person at the Election Office is Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Voting polls on Election Day, Nov. 6, open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

More election workers also are needed by the Election Office to serve voters during the Nov. 6 General Election. Workers must be registered to vote at their current address in Johnson County and be available from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 6. They also must complete election worker training with sessions occurring between Oct. 20 and Oct. 30 at multiple times, including evening and weekend options.

Election workers are paid a stipend of $110 for Election Day, $25 for attending classroom training and $25 for hands-on training with the voting equipment.

Application to become an election worker, more information about the upcoming elections and a sample ballot is accessible on the Election Office website at jocoelection.org.