Archive for Sunday, July 15, 2012

Registration deadline for Aug. 7 primary is Tuesday

July 15, 2012


What to know

Important dates

• Tuesday: 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

• In person at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.

Those planning on voting in the Aug. 7 primary who have yet to register had better hurry.

Tuesday is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 7 primary election. Those looking to register can either go online at or do it in person at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.

Registration forms can also be mailed to the courthouse but may not make it in time for the primary election deadline.

Online registration requires that a person have a Kansas driver’s license or identification card.

All voters will need to present a photo ID when they go to the polls to vote.

It is also important to check your polling location because some locations and voting precincts have changed under the redistricting plan issued last month by a panel of federal judges.

Voters still can vote if they show up at the wrong place, but they will be given a provisional ballot.

Maps for Douglas County voting districts can be found at, through the county clerk’s website.

After the primary election, registration will reopen for the general election. The deadline to register for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 16.


verity 5 years, 11 months ago

In the 2008 U.S. presidential election, the voter turnout was 63%.

In the 2004 Afghanistan presidential election, the voter turnout was an estimated 70% to 80%, despite the risk of their lives by doing so.

In the 2005 Iraqi elections, the voter turnout was estimated at 60 percent, despite at least 44 people be killed by bombings and mortar attacks.

What's our excuse?

Thomas Bryce Jr. 5 years, 11 months ago

I have never understood the voter apathy that is so widespread in this country. As a Veteran, I consider it my Duty to vote. Otherwise I would be asking myself why did I serve my country to defend The Constitution? Voting is one of the most important things we can do as citizens. Your vote DOES make a difference.If you don't vote, how can you complain?

elections 5 years, 11 months ago

A couple of clarifications. A mailed registration is accepted if postmarked with this date, it does not need to be received via mail on this date. A citizen only needs to register if never registered to vote in our county or if they need to change address, party affiliation, name, etc. Voters do not need to re-register for the primary unles there have been changes to their status. A lot of voters are coming in thinking they need to re-register but they have not moved or want to make a change to their status.

The County Clerks office will be open until 7 p.m. tonight for in-person registration. People can also register to vote by faxing the completed form to 832-5192 or scanning completed form and attaching it to an email sent to If these registrations are received by midnight, they are valid. has all the information you need regarding the multitude of registration avenues available today.

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