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2020 Elections

What races will be on the November ballot?


  • Kansas voters will select candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress (3rd District).
  • All seats in the Kansas Senate and Kansas House will be on the ballot.
  • Johnson County voters will also select among candidates for district attorney and State Board of Education.County races include sheriff and county commission seats 2, 3 and 6, plus township trustees.
  • In addition to Kansas Senate and House races, Wyandotte County voters will also select among candidates for district attorney, district court judges (retention only) and State Board of Education.

For details, check Vote411.org, LWV's nonpartisan voter resource.

What are the dates of the 2020 elections?

Fall General Election: November 3, 2020
  • Oct. 13: Last day to register to vote
  • Oct. 14: Advance voting by mail begins
  • Oct. 19: Advance Voting in Person Begins
  • Oct. 27: Advance ballot application deadline (5 p.m.)
We recommend mailing your ballot by Oct. 20 or dropping it at one of the eight secure drop boxes, one of the 10 advance voting in person locations or at any polling place in Johnson County on Election Day.
 

Advance Voting and Ballot Box Locations in Johnson County




The Johnson County Election Office has installed eight, 24-hour, secure drop boxes throughout the county for voters to return their mail ballot applications and their completed mail ballots for the November election. 

Drop boxes locations:

  • Blue Valley Library, 9000 W 151st St., Overland Park
  • Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th St., Overland Park
  • De Soto Library, 33145 W 83rd St., De Soto
  • Gardner Library, 137 E Shawnee St., Gardner
  • Shawnee Library, 13811 Johnson Dr., Shawnee
  • Spring Hill Library, 109 S Webster St., Spring Hill
  • Northeast Offices, 6000 Lamar Ave., Mission
  •  Election Office, 2101 E. Kansas City Rd., Olathe
 
You can return ballots at any of these advance voting locations or drop boxes or at any polling place within the county n Election Day.
Ballots for the November election began mailing on Oct. 14. The date is set by Kansas law.
Mailed ballots must be postmarked (or turned in) by 7 p.m. on Election Day and received at the election office by Nov. 6 to be counted.

Advance Voting and Ballot Box Locations in Wyandotte County


Early in-person voting is available at the three locations. 

Election Office:  850 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101  

October 20 through October 23 (T-F) | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Saturday, October 24 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

October 26 through October 30 (M-F) | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Saturday, October 31 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Monday, November 2 | 8 a.m. - 12 Noon

Joe Amayo/Argentine Community Center:  2810 Metropolitan Ave., Kansas City, KS 66106:

Saturday, October 24 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

October 26 through October 30 (M-F) | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Saturday, October 31 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Eisenhower Rec Center:  2901 N 72nd St., Kansas City, KS 66109:

October 20 through October 24 (T-S) | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

October 26 through October 30 (M-F) | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Saturday, October 31 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Secure drop-box locations:

Wyandotte County Election Office, 850 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. One is inside the office and one is outside the office.
Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs
Edwardsville City Hall, 690 S. 4th St., Edwardsville
Kansas City, Kansas, City Hall, 701N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan.
West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan.


You can return ballots at any of these advance voting locations or drop boxes or at any polling place within the county n Election Day.
Mailed ballots must be postmarked (or turned in) by 7 p.m. on Election Day and received at the election office by Nov. 6 to be counted.

Download and share this handy flyer about voting in advance in Wyandotte County.


 

Advance ballot applications

Johnson County


During the last week of May, the Johnson County Election Office mailed advance voting applications to every registered voter in the county.

Voters can return the applications three ways:

  1. By mail: The applications can be folded into a self-addressed envelope and mailed to the Election Office (stamp required).
  2. Dropped off: In person at the election office or at one of the eight 24-hour, drop boxes listed above.
  3. By email: A photo or scan of the applications can be sent to votebymail@jocogov.org.

Voters who returned the applications will be mailed ballots for the November 3 general election. The election office will begin mailing ballots Oct. 14.

If you no longer have your application, apply at ksvotes.org

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 27, but we recommend applying as soon as possible.

 

More information and updates are available at jocoelection.org.

Wyandotte County


The Wyandotte County Election Office mailed advance voting applications to every registered voter in the county.

Voters can return the applications three ways:

  1. By mail: The applications can be mailed to the Election Office (stamp required).
  2. By fax:  913-573-8580
  3. By email: A photo or scan of the applications can be sent to election@wycokck.org.
  4. In person: During office hours at the election office at 850 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

If you no longer have your application, apply at ksvotes.org

Voters who return the applications will be mailed ballots for the November 3 general election. The election office will begin mailing ballots Oct. 14.

 

More information and updates are available at wycovotes.org.


Check the status of your mail-in ballot application here.




Kansas offers three ways to cast your vote

  • In advance by mail
  • In advance at convenient locations
  • At the polls on Election Day
Note: Do you vote a paper ballot? Be sure to follow all instructions; especially be sure to sign the return ballot envelope. In the Johnson County November 2019 General Election. 696 paper ballots (advance and provisional) were challenged. The Board of Canvassers  accepted the Election Office’s recommendation to count or not to count those ballots. Of the 233 recommended NOT to count, 72 people were not registered to vote. Some ballots were not accepted due to problems with the return envelope, such as the envelope was not signed or signature did not match the one on file. Some envelopes had incomplete information, photo ID was not shown to election worker, or voter had already voted. If an envelope contained more than one ballot, neither ballot was accepted.

See a sample return envelope for guidance. Use the election office website to check your voter registration, confirm your polling place, learn what districts you live in, the names of your representatives, and view the list of candidates for upcoming elections. You may also view a sample ballot, which is posted 20 days prior to an election.