Voting deadlines approaching as balloting starts next week

Are you ready to vote? Education leaders are encouraged to participate in the upcoming general election as voting starts next week.

And for Kansans who aren’t registered to vote, the clock is ticking.

If unregistered, Tuesday (Oct. 13) is the last day to register to vote. To register to vote, go here. If you are unsure if you are registered, you can check your status here.

Advance voting will start the next day — Wednesday, Oct. 14 — and to check your county’s advance voting locations, go here.

Also on Wednesday, Oct. 14, the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office will start mailing ballots to Kansans who have requested them. To request an advance by mail ballot, go here.

The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is Oct. 27. To be counted, mail-in ballots must be postmarked by the date of the General Election — Tuesday, Nov. 3 — and received by the local election office by Friday, Nov. 6. Election officials and the U.S. Postal Service advise people voting by mail to do it as soon as possible.

You can also go to www.ksvotes.org, which is a non-partisan non-profit organization, for similar functions as the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office and the Kansas League of Women Voters has more information about voting.

KASB has information on who is running and the state’s major education issues on our Advocacy Key Resources webpage. In addition to the presidential contest, every seat in the Kansas House and Senate, half of 10 positions on the State Board of Education, all four of Kansas’ U.S. Representative positions and one U.S. Senate position are on the ballot. One Kansas Supreme Court justice, Eric Rosen, is on the ballot for retention.

KASB doesn’t endorse candidates but other groups do. As a public service, KASB is providing links below of organizations that often deal with education issues and have endorsed or recommended candidates.

KNEA PAC

Kansas Chamber PAC

Kansas Farm Bureau PAC

Mainstream Coalition PAC

Equality Kansas PAC

Kansas Livestock Association PAC

Game On for Kansas Schools

 

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