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Archive for Monday, April 6, 2009

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

Karen Vespestad casts her ballot early Tuesday for local school board and city commissioners. Voter turnout was slow early in the day — of the 1,165 voters registered at Kanwaka Township Hall, only 5 had voted by 8:30 a.m.

Karen Vespestad casts her ballot early Tuesday for local school board and city commissioners. Voter turnout was slow early in the day — of the 1,165 voters registered at Kanwaka Township Hall, only 5 had voted by 8:30 a.m.

April 6, 2009

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Theresa Shireman turns in her ballot early Tuesday morning at the American Legion. Voter turnout for local school board and city commissioner races was slow early in the day — of the 1,165 voters registered at Kanwaka Township Hall, only 5 had voted by 8:30 a.m.

Theresa Shireman turns in her ballot early Tuesday morning at the American Legion. Voter turnout for local school board and city commissioner races was slow early in the day — of the 1,165 voters registered at Kanwaka Township Hall, only 5 had voted by 8:30 a.m.

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Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday as voters throughout the area decide a host of city and school board races.

In Lawrence, voters will choose three city commissioners from a field of eight candidates.

The candidates are: Mike Amyx, an incumbent city commissioner and downtown barber shop owner; Price Banks, a Lawrence attorney; James Bush, a sales and marketing professional for a downtown catering company; Dennis Constance, a custodial supervisor at Kansas University; Aron Cromwell, the owner of a Lawrence-based environmental consulting firm; Lance Johnson, the owner of a Lawrence-based civil engineering firm; Tom Johnson, the general manager of KJHK radio; and Gwen Klingenberg, a private music instructor.

Lawrence school district voters also will pick three school board members from a field of seven candidates. The candidates are: Mark Bradford, chief of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical; Bob Byers, an administrator for Kansas SRS; Tom Hartley, a pharmaceutical company representative; Thom Hepford, an accountant; Michael Pomes, a geologist with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment; Michael Riley, a ministry director for the Salvation Army; and Vanessa Sanburn, a graduate student of social work at KU.

John Mitchell’s name also will appear on the ballot, but he has pulled out of the race for school board.

Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew has been pessimistic about Tuesday’s voter turnout.

Advance voting ending ended at noon Monday, and 687 voters cast early ballots in person either at the courthouse in recent days or satellite sites on Saturday in Eudora, Baldwin City or Lecompton.

Also, Keith Campbell, the county elections deputy, said more than 400 voters had returned mail-in ballots to the clerk’s office by Monday afternoon, but the clerk’s office will still accept those ballots until 7 p.m. Tuesday, when the polls close.

Area voters also will decide races in Baldwin City, Eudora, Lecompton, Tonganoxie, and McLouth

Comments

texburgh 5 years, 8 months ago

"Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew has been pessimistic about today’s voter turnout."

Well, maybe if there was someone worth voting for...

Danimal 5 years, 8 months ago

Sorry I didn't throw my name in the hat Tex...

RKLOG 5 years, 8 months ago

I've already decided who to vote for in this election. The lineup is fairly good and I hope that my selections will win. However, on a side note, if I get one more solicitation on my door (which has posted "No Soliciting") my grassroots action will be to put those soliciting under the grass! Please respect people's property, and wishes, and we'll all get along just fine.

nobody1793 5 years, 8 months ago

"Well, maybe if there was someone worth voting for…"

My votes: Beans the cat, Roy "Can't win the big one (with his own players)" Williams, and that bearded guy who always flashes peace signs to cars driving by.

RonBurgandy 5 years, 8 months ago

Yeah I voted, but it was in Eudora. So it wasn't for any of these candidates. I will tell you though, unless you attend any forums by candidates (at least in Eudora) it is hard to find information on where they stand.

But I did my civic duty.

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