Your Guide to 2023 General Election Day in Johnson County
General Election Day is Nov. 7, 2023. This is a countywide election with 455,894 eligible Johnson County voters. In this guide for voters, the Johnson County Election Office provides all necessary information about ballot items and voting options.
“Your vote is your voice, and by casting your ballot, you have the power to influence the decisions that directly impact your daily life." Election Commissioner Fred Sherman said.
What is on the ballot?
Local offices on the general election ballot include mayor, city council, school board members, Johnson County Community College trustees, and Water District #1 of Johnson County board positions. Voters in the City of Shawnee will have two ballot questions regarding the future funding of city infrastructure projects. Registered voters can view their sample ballot at jocoelection.org/voterview.
Advance voting by mail
Advance ballots must be postmarked by Election Day or returned to one of the eight ballot drop box locations across the county by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Voters can also return their advance ballot in person at an Election Day polling site during voting hours. Voters can view the status of their advance voting by mail ballot at jocoelection.org/voterview.
In-person voting on Election Day
Polling places will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7. Voters must vote at their assigned polling place on Election Day which can be found at jocoelection.org/voterview.
“On behalf of Johnson County, Kansas, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for the hard work and dedication of our election workers who make the democratic process possible," Sherman said.
Provisional ballots will be reviewed and counted at the canvass for the election, which begins on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Johnson County Election Office (2101 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe).
The results will be certified when the canvass reconvenes on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. The canvass is open to the public. Official final results will be released after the canvass.
Reporting Election Results
The first unofficial election results will be released after 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. These results will include votes cast at advance voting locations and mail ballots returned by Election Day.
As votes cast at Election Day polling places are returned to the Election Office and tabulated, the unofficial results will be updated periodically on the Election Office’s website until all precincts are reporting.
Write-in votes may affect the election outcome, especially in local races. On Election night, the Election Office will release a cumulative vote total for individual write-in candidates. A more detailed breakdown will be provided at canvass.