This year the decisions we make at the ballot box on Nov. 8 will determine who will lead Kansas forward over the next two years, including the work of writing a new finance formula for our state’s public schools.
As you consider your voting options, please plan to attend the non-partisan candidate forum sponsored by Game On for Kansas Schools, the Eudora Chamber of Commerce and the Eudora Convention and Visitors Bureau, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13th in the Eudora Middle School Auditorium to hear from state and county candidates running to represent Eudora.
You have the power to determine who decides the funding available to educate our students. And you have the power to not vote and leave that decision to others. Will you be part of future of our schools and community by voting on Nov. 8? It’s this easy…
- Register to VOTE by Tuesday, Oct. 18. First, check to make sure you are registered to vote here. You can fill out a voter registration application electronically here, and must be delivered to your county election officer by Oct. 18. Make sure you update your registration if you have moved or changed your name since the last election.
- Request a mail ballot any time after Oct. 18. A mail ballot allows you to vote from home at any time, day or night! It also gives you time to research the candidates’ positions. Once you are registered to vote, click here to electronically fill out, print, and sign an "Application for Advance Ballot By Mail." Complete the form and turn it into your county election officer any time between now and Nov. 4. Fill in "General, November 8, 2016" on Section 5 of the form, and you’ll be set to make your vote count on Election Day.
- Or vote early. Early voting in person begins on Oct. 19 at your county courthouse. Douglas County residents can vote early at Eudora City Hall on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Saturday Nov. 5. Go to your county website for additional dates and locations.
- Become an informed voter! It can be difficult to track down information on all the candidates, but the non-partisan candidate forum sponsored by Game On for Kansas Schools, the Eudora Chamber of Commerce and the Eudora Convention and Visitors Bureau is a great place to start. It's also important to know that the ballot this November will include a retention election for five of the Kansas Supreme Court justices. Any open seat left by a justice who is not retained will be filled by a new justice, as recommended by Gov. Brownback.
Whether by mail or in person, in advance or on Election Day, THANK YOU for voting. By casting a ballot, you will join the generations of great Kansans before us who helped build this state -- and help ensure a strong Kansas for the generations to come.
Superintendent of Schools