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Voting and Elections

The Douglas County Clerk serves as the County's Election Officer with the responsibility for the planning and operation of all elections held in the county (as required by Kansas Statutes and Administrative regulations), and maintains all records relating to such elections.


USD 497 Mail Ballot - Tuesday, May 2nd

  • Ballots begin mailing on Wednesday, April 12th

  • Carefully read the enclosed instructions on voting and returning your ballot

  • Sign the back of the return envelope.

  • Ballots must be received at these locations by NOON (12:00) on Tuesday, May 2nd:

    • County Clerk's Office: 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence

    • County Drop Box south of the County Courthouse at the end of the small parking lot

    • Treasurer Satellite - West Location: 3000 West 6th Street, Dillons, Lawrence

    • Treasurer Satellite - South Lawrence: 2000 W 31st Street, Suite B, Lawrence

  • Don't wait. Return your ballot early.



2017 City School Candidate Filings



Starting in 2017 there will be NO SPRING ELECTIONS.  The elections have been moved to August and November.  Below is the new calendar for City/School elections:

  • June 1st - Noon - Filing & Withdrawal Deadline for Candidates at the County Clerks Office     KSA 25-21a01, 25-05, 25-21a03
    • Deadline for questions to be placed on the Primary Election Ballot.
  • June 17th - Deadline to mail UOCAVA Ballots (Primary if required)
  • July 11th - Registration books close.  KSA 25-2311(a)(4)
  • July 12th - Advance Voting by mail begins  KSA 25-1122(f), 25-1123(a)
  • July 12th - Advance Voting in person begins at the Douglas County Courthouse  (This is subject to change)
  • July 31st - Advance Voting closes at noon   KSA 25-1122(f)
  • August 1st - Primary Election (if required)     KSA 25-21a01
  • August 7th - Primary Canvass  KSA25-3104
    • Deadline for question to be placed on the General Election Ballot
  • September 22nd - Deadline to mail UOCAVA Ballots (General)
  • October 17th - Registration books close.  KSA 25-2311(a)(5)
  • October 18th - Advance Voting by mail begins  KSA 25-1122(f), 25-1123(a)
  • October 18th - Advance Voting in person begins at the Douglas County Courthouse
  • November 6th - Advance Voting closes at noon  KSA 25-1122(f)
  • November 7th - General Election     KSA 25-21a01




This notice covers persons who have applied to register to vote and have not yet provided proof of citizenship. Due to recent court rulings, if you have applied to register to vote at a Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles office or if you have applied to register to vote using the “Federal Form” voter registration application (as opposed to the standard ‘state form’) and have not yet provided proof of citizenship, you are registered to vote for the November 8, 2016, general election. Your name will appear on the poll book for your voting location and you will be given a standard ballot. There is nothing further you need to provide for the November 8, 2016, general election.

If you have questions concerning your eligibility or this notice you may contact the Douglas County Election Office at 785-832-5267 or or the Secretary of State’s office at (800) 262-8683.

Federal Voter Registration Form

State of Kansas Voter Registration Form


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Polling places to vote for elections.

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Voting Resources

Voting resources for citizens of Douglas County, Kansas.

Candidate Resources

Resources for candidates of elections.

Current and Upcoming Elections

Information for current and upcoming elections.

Past Elections

Past election data, including sample ballots, election results and past polling places.

Election Workers

Information for future and current volunteer election workers.

Department Contacts

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
Heather Dill Deputy of Elections 785-832-5267
Julie Ybarra Election Worker Coordinator 785-832-5182
Kathleen Taylor Elections Clerk and Voter Registration 785-832-5167
John Nichols Elections Clerk 785-832-5147