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Primary Election Information for USD #343 Parents, Patrons, and Staff

July 16, 2018

August 7 is primary election day in Kansas. As you know, education is a hot topic with candidates.  We hope everyone will let their voice be heard regarding their stance on various issues.  Obviously, the school district will not tell you who to vote for, we just want you to get out and vote!  Lots of ways to vote, so please do!
In the primary elections, voters select the candidates for the major parties. The party winners will qualify for the November election.  If you were registered as a Republican or Democrat by June 1, that is the primary you vote in.   If you have not declared a party (an "independent" voter), you may participate in the primaries by declaring a party. You can even do that on election day. 
 
Check your voter registration status:
My registration status  You can verify your information, see where you vote, see your voting history and more.
 
If you are not registered to vote, the last day to register and be eligible for the August 7 primary is July 17. You can register at your local election office or online. If you want to register online, go to:  Register on the web  If you want to download a copy of the paper form to fill out, go to:  Register to vote form. 
 
Early/Advanced Voting
Early/advance voting can be done in person at the county election office. Here are the dates and hours by county:
 
Jefferson County: Advance voting in person starts Tuesday, July 24. You can vote at the county election office from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday and continues through August 6.
 
Douglas County: Advance voting in person at the election office begins on Wednesday, July 18 and continues through August 6. You can vote there Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. You can also vote on Saturday, August 4, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
 
Shawnee County: Advance voting at the county election office starts on Monday, July 23, from 8 am to 7 pm. You can vote there Monday through Friday and continues through August 6. 
 
You Can Even Vote From Home!
If you are going to be gone August 7, or just want to vote at home, you can request an advance ballot to mail in. You can request one at your election office, or let me know and I will send you an application. You can also find the form online at: Advance voting application form
 
The ballots will be mailed out on July 18 and must be returned to your election office by August 7.
 
There’s An App for That!
You can see the ballot you will be voting on, a map to your voting location and more.  Just go to:  Mobile voter app for instructions on downloading the app.

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