Advance voting begins Wednesday morning for the Feb. 25 city and school board primaries in Lawrence.
Voters who want to cast their votes early can do so by filling out an application form and voting either by mail or at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., said Patty Jaimes, ciunty clerk.
There are 13 candidates vying for four seats on the school board. The top eight vote-getters in the primary will appear on the ballot for the April 1 general election.
Eleven Lawrence City Commission candidates are seeking three seats on the five-member commission. The top six vote-getters in the primary will appear on the April 1 ballot.
A voting booth will be available at the courthouse for advance voting from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until noon Monday, Feb. 24, when advance voting ends for the primary, Jaimes said.
Advance voting is open to registered voters. Voter registration closes for the primary election at 5 p.m. Feb. 10.
You can also download an application form in pdf format, which you can submit by mail to the courthouse and receive a ballot.
To be counted, completed advance voting ballots must be received at the county clerk's office by 7 p.m. Feb. 24.
Jaimes said that in the city and school board elections two years ago, there were 672 people in Douglas County who cast advance ballots in the primary and 967 in the general election. Those figures also included voters who cast early ballots in the Baldwin local elections.