Elections and Voting

2018 Elections Guide 

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Elections Guide offers a roundup of links to candidate websites. 

2018 Lawrence Journal-World Voters Guide 

Comparisons between candidates running for office and coverage of ballot measures for the 2018 general election. (Note: Unlimited access to Lawrence Journal-World content is available on-site at the Lawrence Public Library.)

Ballotpedia Sample Ballot Lookup 

Use Ballotpedia's Sample Ballot Lookup tool to research candidates, including information about the donors funding their campaigns.


Find out where candidates stand on the issues and who has endorsed them. Create a personalized voting guide to take with you to the polls!


A “nonpartisan, non-profit ‘consumer advocate’ for voters…[that monitors] the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players.” (FactCheck.org is funded by the Annenburg Foundation, the Flora Family Foundation, and by public donation.)


Register to vote, update your registration, or check your voter registration. 


A project of the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan and nonprofit research group that “tracks money in U.S. politics and its effects on elections and public policy.”


A fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. (PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida.)

Voting and Elections in Douglas County 

The Douglas County Clerk's Office is responsible for overseeing all national, state and local elections conducted in Douglas County. Go here for information about getting registered to vote, finding your polling place, or becoming an election worker.