Archive for Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Polls open for primary decisions

February 27, 2007


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Local officials prepare for Primary Election Day

Polls open at 7 a.m. and County Clerk Jamie Shew says many voters still have questions about what to expect. Enlarge video

Voters are expected to be greeted by clear skies and seasonably cool weather for today's Lawrence City Commission primary.

Three of the nine commission candidates will be culled in preparation for the April 3 general election.

There are several key issues on the horizon for the commission, including the potential for a new large retail development on the edge of the city, the fate of a proposed $30 million downtown library and whether the city should purchase the vacant Farmland Industries property to use as a business park.

Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew encouraged people to go out and vote today.

"My soapbox has always been that the local elections are electing people who have more of a direct impact on your life than the national elections do," Shew said.

The City Commission candidates are James Bush, Rob Chestnut, Jake Davis, Mike Dever, Sam Fields, Boog Highberger, Michael Limburg, Carey Maynard-Moody and David Schauner. Voters will cast ballots for three candidates.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

There is no primary for Lawrence school board. Voters will elect new school board members on April 3.

¢ The election is nonpartisan, so all registered voters are eligible. Check your registry online at

¢ Voters can select up to three of the nine City Commission candidates. Six candidates will advance to the April 3 general election.

¢ Watch Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 tonight for live results.


swan_diver 7 years, 1 month ago

Did the Journal World get hit by a terrorist strike tonight? Is this the sum total of their election coverage?

It doesn't get any better than this...


Baille 7 years, 1 month ago

The "Turn-Lawrence-Into-Olathe" cabal seems to be ahead. Low voter turn-out and the lack of citizen participation will kill our community.


Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 7 years, 1 month ago

Advance voting keeps the numbers down on election day. Although the numbers are usually small in a local primary, you can't tell anything from how many have voted since this morning.


Jaminrawk 7 years, 1 month ago

Who would honestly vote for Jake Davis? Is the smoking ban REALLY that big of an issue? Last time I checked, I smoke and I really don't care about having to step outside at a bar. One issue candidates are bad news. If the city voted the ban in, then having one guy on the comission isn't going to change anything.


Ceallach 7 years, 1 month ago

I voted over the lunch hour and was soooo disappointed to discover that in my district, I was voter 21!!!!!


Andini 7 years, 1 month ago

This is the first election that you can vote for Bush and not show any remorse for it.


macon47 7 years, 1 month ago

the whiners havent got out of bed yet they vote in the late afternoon


justsomewench 7 years, 1 month ago

"(D) how many votes (in addition to advertising) Dever can purchase."

buying votes appears to be working for chestnut.


psychofan 7 years, 1 month ago

Apparently not. Looks like more people are voting in the online poll than in real life. Geez.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 1 month ago

"And if the online poll reveals anything,"

It never does.


psychofan 7 years, 1 month ago

Don't count out Jake Davis. He's run quite the little grassroots internet movement without the benefit of dirty money.

And if the online poll reveals anything, it's that Schauner has whined himself right off the City Commission.

Whatever your opinion, please get out and vote today!!!


Shan06 7 years, 1 month ago

I voted this morning. Jake Davis all the way!


opinion 7 years, 1 month ago

I checked to see if I was registered and I wasn't. Of course, the link in the article is for Douglas County...OREGON!

Correct link is


HoosierPride 7 years, 1 month ago

Hopefully when people are casting their votes they will not overlook those with little experience and no tie-ins with local special interest groups.


Jamesaust 7 years, 1 month ago

I'll be looking to see:

(A) if Schauner will survive the primary at all,

(B) whether novice Davis will show unexpected (at least by me) strength

(C) if Maynard-Moody or the Rev. Bush is no. 6

(D) how many votes (in addition to advertising) Dever can purchase.


concrete 7 years, 1 month ago

bozo checked with city and talked to them if they had them and they didnt have but three and if you want them back they charge 25.00 a sign


Sigmund 7 years, 1 month ago

I hear the PLC Kommissioners are holding a rally for their supporters at the Mass St. Deli before going to the polls.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 1 month ago

Oh cut the lying crap, concrete. If any signs are missing, it's likely they were removed by the city for being placed in the right of way, which is illegal, but common for the "power elite" candidates.


concrete 7 years, 1 month ago

schauners people are stealing signs like its free in his foxfire neighborhood 4 times the other candidates had to put there signs back and the schauner signs were never taken. bad boys playing with the wrong crowd.schauner must be worried as he should be


Marion Lynn 7 years, 1 month ago

Today is the day, Boys and Girls!

Send the "Progressives" packing!

Don't even let them get out of the starting gate!




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