Information for first-time Kansas voters

If you’re a first-time voter in Kansas, here is some registration information from the Johnson County Election Office that you need to know before you’re allowed to vote. Not that forms mentioned in this notice are available online at the Johnson County Election Office website.

Effective Jan. 1, 2013, any person registering to vote in Kansas for the first time is required to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship.

If you do not provide a citizenship document when you complete your voter registration application, you must submit it to the county election office. You may submit it by mail, hand delivery, fax or email. Continue reading

They vant your blood!!!

Save the date for the Leadership Olathe Alumni Blood Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Olathe Fire Administration Building. The goal is to collect at least 20 pints of blood.

Ouch! Kansas, the purple state

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback recently said in his State of the State Address, “Look out, Texas, her comes Kansas!”

The following is an interesting view on what is taking place in Kansas politics during Brownback’s reign. It’s by Huffington Post freelance writer Jeffrey Ann Goudie, who grew up in Midland, Texas, and now lives in Topeka having moved to Kansas several years ago.

She says despite its national image of being a red state, Kansas actually was a good mix of all views making it a progressive purple. But because Brownback, et al, has made the state so red because of his aggressive attack policies on public education, social programs, and tax cuts, the state is now purple because of bruising.

Click here to read her article.

 

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