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General Election — April 7, 2009

  • Lawrence City Commission
  • Lawrence School Board
  • Baldwin City Mayor
  • Baldwin City City Council
  • Baldwin City School Board District 1
  • Baldwin City School Board District 2
  • Baldwin City School Board District 3
  • Eudora Mayor
  • Eudora City Council
  • Basehor City Council
  • Basehor-Linwood School Board Position 4
  • Basehor-Linwood School Board Position 5
  • Basehor-Linwood School Board Position 6
  • Basehor mayor
  • Bonner Springs City Council Ward 1
  • Bonner Springs City Council Ward 2
  • Bonner Springs City Council Ward 3
  • Bonner Springs City Council Ward 4
  • Bonner Springs/Edwardsville school board
  • Bonner Springs Mayor
  • De Soto School Board Position 4
  • De Soto School Board Position 5
  • De Soto School Board Position 6
  • Edwardsville City Council
  • Edwardsville mayor
  • Eudora School Board
  • Lecompton City Council
  • Lecompton Mayor
  • Shawnee Heights School Board District A
  • Shawnee Heights School Board District B
  • Shawnee Heights School Board District C
  • Shawnee Mission School Board
  • Tonganoxie City Council
  • Tonganoxie School Board Position 4
  • Tonganoxie School Board Position 5
  • Tonganoxie School Board Position 6
  • USD 289 School Board Position 4
  • USD 289 School Board Position 5
  • USD 289 School Board Position 6
  • USD 343 School Board Position 4
  • USD 343 School Board Position 5

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All precincts reporting / 19,544 total votes / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

Completed candidate chats
Voter turnout sluggish throughout city
April 8, 2009
After the final tally of election results flashed on the projector screen Tuesday in the Douglas County Courthouse, excitement soon died down when candidates and election watchers saw an ugly number. Voter turnout: 13.9 percent.
KU polling location gets 0.2 percent turnout
April 8, 2009
At one polling place near Kansas University, Tuesday’s turnout was beyond slow. Out of about 2,000 registered voters in the precinct, no one showed up at Burge Union until 11:20 a.m., when Molly DesBaillets walked in the room. The polling place ended up with a 0.2 percent turnout.
Election results unofficial until Friday
April 8, 2009
The election results are not official until the canvassing at 9 a.m. Friday at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. County Commissioners Jim Flory and Nancy Thellman and Treasurer Paula Gilchrist will decide whether to count 77 provisional ballots.
Young sidekick accompanies candidate until victory
April 8, 2009
Emma Johnson — the 8-year-old daughter of city commissioner-elect Lance Johnson — earned the privilege of staying up past her bedtime Tuesday night. Emma was with her father at the courthouse as Johnson waited for the final results. He said it’s fitting that his victory wasn’t assured until votes from the Langston Hughes School polling site were counted.
Langston Hughes precinct reports 22 percent turnout
April 8, 2009
The Langston Hughes precinct results were the final ones election officials counted. Shew said the precinct was the busiest in the county with a 22 percent turnout. Poll workers faced a rush there just before the 7 p.m. closing time, so it took them longer to complete their job.
Bradford, Sanburn, Byers walk away with seats on Lawrence School Board
April 7, 2009
Lawrence school district voters selected the fire chief, a newcomer to the city and a voice on equity issues to step into leadership roles during a transition period for the district.
Poll judges busy remembering what it was like to be busy
April 7, 2009
My, what a difference dozens of races, five months and two presidential candidates can make.
Amyx, Cromwell, Lance Johnson will be the next City Commissioners; Bradford, Sanburn, Byers elected to school board
10:29 a.m., April 7, 2009 Updated 09:40 p.m.
Election workers have tallied advance ballots, and they show that incumbent Mike Amyx has a clear lead in the Lawrence City Commission race. In the Lawrence school board race, a tally of nearly all of the advance votes show Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical Chief Mark Bradford with a slight lead in the race, and he’s joined in the top three by Kansas University graduate student Vanessa Sanburn and Bob Byers, chairman of the district’s equity council.
Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today
April 6, 2009
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.
School board candidates’ key positions restated as election nears
April 6, 2009
On Tuesday, voters will chose three new members of the Lawrence school board. Seven candidates are running and while current member John Mitchell’s name will appear on the ballot, he withdrew from the race after he knew there would be others running.
Advance voting numbers remain low
April 2, 2009
Advance voting numbers for Tuesday’s general election have picked up some this week, but they’re still slow, leaving Douglas County election officials pessimistic about voter turnout. At the end of Wednesday, 257 people had cast advance ballots in person at the courthouse, and 290 voters had returned advance ballots by mail, according to the Douglas County Clerk’s Office.
County elections clerk embracing social media to get out the vote
April 1, 2009
It was a short message Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew posted on Friday through the micro-blogging Web site, Twitter.
Candidates discuss goals at public forum
March 26, 2009
The seven candidates vying for one of three spots on the Lawrence school board had their final say at their last public forum sponsored by the Voter Education Coalition on Wednesday night. Candidates talked about a wide variety of topics, including social services, economic development and what exactly a school board’s purpose is.
Candidate forums to be aired again
March 23, 2009
Forums for Lawrence City Commission and school board candidates from March 18 will be replayed on Channel 6 before the election. The school board candidate forum can be seen at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and at 7:30 p.m. April 5. The City Commission candidate forum will be shown at 10:30 a.m. Thursday and at 6 p.m. April 5.
School candidates discuss many issues
March 19, 2009
The seven Lawrence school board candidates gathered at City Hall for their second of three open forums Wednesday night. Questions from the Voter Education Coalition and the audience touched on many topics including the budget, student homelessness, collaborating with other local governmental entities and school boundaries.

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