The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld all maps as passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. The Douglas County Clerk’s Office has been preparing for implementation of new maps when approved.
There are a large number of new precinct splits, added precincts and districts in Douglas County. It will take a few days to finish building these changes into its systems. The Clerk's Office also wants to take the time to make sure all changes are correct before published. When completed, every voter will receive a new voter card in the mail with their new district assignments. The Clerk's Office will announce when all changes have been made and new maps become available.
Additionally, the delayed map approval changed the filing deadline for offices impacted by map changes, but other offices do not change. Here are the deadlines with the locations for filing:
• Noon, June 1 — Township Clerk, County Commission 1st District. File at: Douglas County Elections Office, 711 W 23rd, Suite 1, in Lawrence.
• Noon, June 1 — Statewide office without districts. File at: Secretary of State Office, Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave., Topeka.
• Noon, June 10 — Precinct committeeperson. File at Douglas County Elections Office, 711 W 23rd, Suite 1, Lawrence.
• Noon, June 10 — U.S. House of Representatives, Kansas House of Representatives, Kansas State Board of Education. File at Secretary of State Office, Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave., Topeka.
The Voting and Elections Office handles planning and operation of all elections held in the county and maintaining all records relating to such elections.