Advanced voting underway in Johnson County

Today, Monday, Oct. 22, is the first day of advanced voting by person in Johnson County for the general election.

The Johnson County Election Office has provided when and where people can advance vote along with some voting tips:

Advance Voting Location, Dates and Hours
Please note that some locations have been changed

Fall General Election – Advance voting in person begins October 22, 2012

  • Johnson County Election Office
    2101 E Kansas City Road, Olathe
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, October 22 – November 2
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday – October 27, November 3
    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Monday, November 5
  • Great Mall of The Great Plains
    20345 W 151st Street, Olathe
    Across from License Bureau
  • 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, October 22 – November 2
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday – October 27, November 3
    Closed November 5th
  • Metcalf South Shopping Center
    9531 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park
    West Entrance
  • 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, October 22 – November 2
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday – October 27, November 3
  • Closed November 5th

    Ten Quivira Plaza – Shawnee
    12156 Shawnee Mission Parkway (one block west of Quivira Rd)

  • 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, October 22 – November 2
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday – October 27, November 3
  • Closed November 5th

November 5 – Advance voting in person closes at the Election Office (12 noon) – KSA 25-1122(f)

Vote in Advance – by Mail

  • Advance voting by mail begins 20 days prior to every election.
    By law, ballots cannot be mailed more than 20 days prior to the election. KSA 25-1123(a).
  • October 17 - Advance voting by mail begins for the Fall General Election.
    November 6 – Ballots must be received at the Election Office by 7:00 p.m. to be counted.
  • To vote by mail, complete an Application for an Advance Voting Ballot by Mail and fax to (913) 791-8931, (913) 791-8932 or (913) 791-8933, or mail to Johnson County Election Office, 2101 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS 66061. A separate application must be submitted for each election unless the voter qualifies for permanently sick/disabled status.
  • Applications are also available at the Election Office and libraries. Completed applications must be received at the Election Office before 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the election.
  • Applications may be copied. Each voter must sign an application in order to receive a ballot. More than one application may be mailed in the same envelope. Applications are accepted any time during the year in which the election is held, although we do not begin to mail out ballots until 20 days prior to each election.
  • Your voted ballot may be returned by mail or hand-delivered to the Election Office. After business hours, a drop box is available at the front entrance. Ballots may not be faxed. To be counted, the ballot must be received at the Election Office before 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Advance voting ballotswill not be accepted at a polling place. If the ballot cannot be delivered to the Election Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day and is taken to a polling location, the advance ballot will be voided and a provisional ballot will be issued in its place. The provisional ballot must be completed by the person who requested the advance voting ballot. Provided all criteria has been met, the provisional ballot can be counted.
  • Only permanently sick or disabled voters may apply for permanent advance voting status. Voters may apply for permanent advance voting status by completing the appropriate question on the Application for an Advance Voting Ballot.
  • Twenty-four-hour caregivers do not qualify for permanent status for themselves. However, they may request to have their ballots mailed to them by submitting an advance application for each election.
  • A ballot may be picked up for a sick or disabled person on Election Day. It must be returned by 7:00 p.m. in order to be counted.

Vote at the Polls on Election Day

  • The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
    Note: For presidential elections only, polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Beginning 20 days prior to each election, click on Voter Look-Up to view your voter registration record, find your Polling Place, and review your Sample Ballot.
  • If you are currently a registered voter in Johnson County and you move within Johnson County, you may go to your new polling place, complete a voter registration card and vote a paper ballot. Please call the Election Office to locate your new polling place.
  • If you are currently a registered voter in Johnson County and you have changed your name since the last election, you may go to your polling place on Election Day, complete a voter registration card and vote a paper ballot.

Advance Voting Tips and Reminders

  • When voting in advance, you (registered voter) must sign and list residence address on the outside of the ballot envelope. If you forget to sign or list your address on the envelope, your vote cannot be counted.
  • The signature on the outside of the advance ballot envelope must match the name on the mailing label. If it does not match, your vote cannot be counted.
  • If you mail your advance ballot, it must be received at the Election Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
  • In a mail ballot election, voted ballots must be received at the Election Office by 12:00 noon on Election Day to be counted.
  • You may also hand deliver your ballot to the Election Office drop box at the front entrance.
  • Voted ballots returned by mail or in person after Election Day cannot be counted.
  • If you forget to mail your advance ballot, you may vote provisionally at your polling place on Election Day.

Safeguarding your Advance Ballot

If you are are voting by mail, follow these guidelines to protect the integrity of their ballot.

  • Vote the ballot yourself.
  • Do not let another person tell you how you should vote.
  • If you are physically unable to vote the ballot, be certain that the person assisting you can be trusted and is NOT with a political campaign, your employer, agent of employer, or an officer or agent of a union to which you are a member. If you do require assistance, the person who assists you must sign the Affidavit of Assistance on the ballot envelope.
  • The registered voter must sign the ballot envelope. If your ballot envelope does not have a signature and address, your vote cannot be counted.
  • The ballot envelope signature must match the signature on your voter registration card that is on file at the Election Office. If it does not match, your vote cannot be counted.
  • Parents, spouses, Power of Attorney (POA) and/or candidates may not sign the ballot envelope for another voter.
  • If you have moved, you may still be entitled to vote. Contact the Election Office.
  • Return the ballot to the Johnson County Election Office in person or by mail. Ballots may be placed in the ballot drop box located in the front of the building. Remember, ballots must be returned to the Election Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Only you can protect your ballot and your vote!

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