Comment history

Editorial: Fair elections

"...the clerk’s office should have spent the extra funds to ensure every registered voter received an individual mailing."

Is the LJW going to pay the additional $18,000 for the additional postage for the additional mailings? The informational mailings were addressed to "Douglas County Registrant" and included the early voting times and locations, and two "Applications for Advance Ballot by Mail". Both items are also available on the Douglas County website:, and the application for mail ballot is on the SoS website:

The League of Women Voters had the application for mail ballot at the 45 events where they registered voters before registration closed. The political parties also have the form and are encouraging voters to vote early.

October 23, 2016 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Catholic leader in Kansas criticizes Kaine

Of the part that I saw, the audience did not think what Trump said was funny. They were embarrassed for him, and booed.

October 21, 2016 at 11:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach calls Trump's stance on election results 'reasonable'

The online voter registration site wasn't working on the deadline for registration - at least for one person. Any others out there that tried to register online though the SOS site and get shut out?

October 20, 2016 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Amid unfounded accusations of 'rigged election,' Douglas County clerk says no bias in mailing advance ballot information

Douglas County residents who were registered to vote at their current address, but didn't get a mailing from the Douglas County Clerk's office, make their name known. Perhaps there is a reason for the problem.

If no one claims to be left off the mailing list, maybe there wasn't a problem.

October 19, 2016 at 10:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County Clerk's Office hopes 'I'm Voting' campaign will increase turnout

The League of Women Voters will also be helping people register and update their voter registration. The League will be at the Lawrence Farmer's Market this Sat, Oct 15, 8 am - noon; and at the Lawrence Public Library this Wed, Oct 12, 2 - 7 pm, Sun, Oct 16, 1:30 - 4:30 pm, and Tue, Oct. 18, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

October 11, 2016 at 8:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Time running out for Kansans not registered to vote

The League of Women Voters of Lawrence/Douglas County can help citizens register to vote, help to update address or name changes, check your voter registration status, provide a list of Douglas County candidates and links to voter information.

The League will be at the Lawrence Public Library Wed, Oct 12, 2 - 7 pm, Sun, Oct 16, 1:30 - 4:30 pm, and Tue, Oct 18 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm. They will be at the Lawrence Farmers Market Sat, Oct 15, 8 - noon.

If you have a group that would like the League to come and help register and update voter information, email:

October 10, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jeremy Farmer pleads guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from nonprofit food pantry

Here is a link to his campaign contributions. Do you see a connection between some of the larger contributors? Some of the money stolen from Just Foods played a part.

September 29, 2016 at 9:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge orders Kobach to appear for contempt hearing

"...they voted for Brownback repeatedly,..."

Less than 20% of the eligible Kansas voters actually voted for Brownback. We do need a better turnout for voting, and all votes do count. There was at least one Kansas August primary that was decided by one (1) vote.

September 27, 2016 at 12:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voting rights group says 6,570 Kansas registrations purged

I hope that all the 'groups', or individuals who are trying to register voters have knowledge of the Kansas laws so that they can provide the correct information to citizens.

With only about 1/3 of eligible Kansas voters having voted (the Gov was elected by less than 20% of the eligible voters) in the November 2014 election, I commend everyone who is working to register, inform and engage voters for the November 8, 2016 election.

September 23, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voting rights group says 6,570 Kansas registrations purged

CG Lee, you think that 5000 Canadians could swing an election in the US for a third party candidate for president???? HAHAHAHAHA

September 21, 2016 at 3:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )