2019 Election

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Brad Finkeldei

Finkeldei, Shipley and Boley win seats on the Lawrence City Commission

Two newcomers led the pack in the Lawrence City Commission race and will join incumbent Stuart Boley on the city’s governing body. Attorney and nonprofit board member Brad Finkeldei finished first in Tuesday’s general election. Fellow newcomer Courtney Shipley and Boley, the only ...

Voter turnout for city and school board races near 22%

About 22% of voters turned out for Tuesday’s city and school board elections, which made it one of the better turnouts for local races this decade. Not bad for a night when the Kansas Jayhawks had a 6 p.m. tipoff, which is normally prime time for voters returning home from work. ...

Election Notebook: Morning turnout about 10%; voting closes at 7 p.m.

Check out our Election Notebook throughout the day and evening for the latest on news about today's election. If history is any guide, local election results should be tallied and announced before 9 p.m. today. For more detailed information about the candidates in the Lawrence city and school ...

Learn all about the candidates and issues on the ballot in Lawrence

Residents of Lawrence will elect new leaders to the Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence school board and vote on a state constitutional amendment Tuesday, Nov. 5. In the lead-up to the election, the Journal-World has interviewed the six candidates for three seats on the City Commission ...

Lawrence to provide free bus service on Election Day

Lawrence Transit will provide free bus service on Nov. 5 for Election Day. Jessica Mortinger, interim transit manager, said in a news release that removing the barrier of transit fares would provide even more opportunity for people to make their way to the polls on Election Day. The release ...

Lawrence City Commission candidates share priorities for addressing housing issues

At a forum on housing issues, Lawrence City Commission candidates shared their policy priorities as well as broader proposals to move the needle on the city’s affordable housing shortage. The United Way of Douglas County, Tenants to Homeowners and the People's Owned and Operated Collective ...

Voters Guide: Baldwin City, Eudora voters to decide membership on governing bodies

Voters in Baldwin City and Eudora will decide the makeup of their governing bodies as they cast ballots in the general election on Nov. 5. Two incumbents, Tony Brown and A.J. Stevens, opted not to seek reelection to the Baldwin City Council, and Troy Squire chose not to seek another four ...