• July 17: Last day to register to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election
• Oct. 16: Last day to register to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 general election
Where to register
• Online at https://www.kdor.org/voterregistration/
• In person at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Even if you haven’t moved, your polling place may have.
Ahead of the Aug. 7 primary election, it’s important that voters check their registration status, whether it’s to get registered for the first time or to ensure that when they do vote, they’re in the right place, said Ben Lampe, deputy county clerk.
Voting registration for the primary election closes July 17. Anyone not registered by the deadline may not vote, though the registration process opens again on the day of the primary in preparation for the general election Nov. 6. Potential voters must register by no later than Oct. 16 to vote in the general election.
Registrants don’t technically need a photo ID to get on the rolls but will need to present one to actually cast a vote. People with out-of-town IDs can also register, but to register online, a voter needs to have a Kansas driver’s license or identification card.
If a voter shows up to the wrong polling place, he or she will be giving a provisional ballot. Information on district lines can be found at douglascountyelections.com, a resource for Douglas County voters.
“We hope voters are as educated as possible,” Lampe said.
Registration can be done online through https://www.kdor.org/voterregistration/, where applications are also available to print. It can also be filed at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., or mailed there. Lampe said that applications can be filed in person July 17, but mailed ones may not get in on time. There is a drop box outside the building for turning in registration forms after hours.