Several Johnson County Library branches are polling places in the 2022 Elections due to their central locations within the county. Whether you are a seasoned voter or voting for the first time, we have all the latest information for you! Read on for the wheres, whens and hows of voting!
Who can register?
You must be a resident of the state in which you are registering, and you must be a U. S. Citizen. If you are 17, but will turn 18 before the election date, you can register!
When and where do I register to vote?
Register by July 12 to vote in the August 2 primary election.
Register online through the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office
How do I receive an advanced ballot in the mail?
You can apply for advanced ballots from your County Election Office, or through KSVotes. Each election requires a new application. In other words, if you requested a mail in ballot for the primary, you will need to make a new request for the general election. Voters with permanent disabilities are eligible to apply for Permanent Advanced Voting, and return to their County Election Office. Ballots begin mailing July 13, 2022. Completed ballots must be returned by 5:00 PM on July 26, 2022 for the primary election.
I don’t want to mail my ballot, how else can I return it?
There are several ways to return your completed advanced ballot:
- If you mail your ballot, it must be postmarked no later than Aug 2, 2022 and received by the election office by Aug 5, 2022.
- You may return your completed ballot at any of the advanced polling locations (see section on advanced voting below) between July 16 - Aug 1.
- You may return your completed ballot at your designated polling location on Election Day, during polling hours.
- Johnson County Election Office has installed several ballot drop off boxes around the county. Ballots may be returned in a box beginning July 16.
- 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
The 24-hour, drive-thru ballot boxes at the Election Office (2101 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe) will also continue to be available for voters.
Where can I find advanced voting in person?
Early in person voting can be done at several locations between July 16 and Aug 1, 2022. In Johnson County, check the list of advance voting locations for places, dates and times. Wyandotte County residents may check here.
Where and when do I vote on Election Day?
Each registered voter has a designated polling place. Polling places can change, so even if you have voted in the past, it’s a good idea to check your polling place for each election. Please visit the Election Office website to find your polling location. Polls are open between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
What do I bring with me for any in person voting?
Kansas state law requires you to bring a photo ID when voting in person. Acceptable forms include:
- A driver’s license or identification card issued by Kansas, another state.
- ID card issued by a Native American tribe
- A concealed carry of handgun or weapon license issued by Kansas or by another state.
- A United States passport.
- An employee badge or ID issued by a city, county, state, or federal government office.
- A U.S. military ID.
- A student identification card issued by an accredited postsecondary institution of education in Kansas.
- A public assistance identification card issued by a city, county, state or federal government office.
Wyandotte County residents with questions or needing assistance with registration or voting may call the Wyandotte County Election Office at (913) 573-8500 or visit https://www.wycovotes.org/.
For information about candidates or issues, the eNewspapers section of our eLibrary is a great resource. Kansas City Star, Blue Valley Post, and Shawnee Mission Post include coverage of local candidates and issues on upcoming ballots. You will need your Johnson County Library card or ecard + PIN to access those titles.
Ballotpedia provides biographical, current and past work of elected officials, campaign themes and more.
Factcheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit site covering many topics of current interest related to campaign topics.
Politifact, a non-profit news organization, offers fact checking on current topics, candidate statements and claims, media personalities and campaigns. Users may also submit claims to have them fact checked.
Where can I find more information about the proposed Kansas Constitutional Amendment regarding abortion on the August 2nd ballot?
- The Johnson County Election office provides the language that will appear on primary ballot.
- Ballotpedia offers a plain language explanation of what a “yes” vote and what a “no” vote mean, and background on the proposed amendment and an explanation of what would change if the amendment were to pass.
- Read more in the Shawnee Mission Post’s article, What JoCo voters need to know about August election on Kansas abortion Amendment.