Elections and Voting

Important Dates: City and School Board Elections                              
  • June 3, 2019: Last day for candidates to file at Douglas County Clerk's Office
  • October 15, 2019: Last day to register to vote in the 2019 general election
  • October 16, 2019: Advance voting by mail and in person begins
  • October 29, 2019: Deadline to request an advance ballot to be mailed
  • November 4, 2019: Advance voting closes at noon
  • November 5, 2019: General election

Important Contacts:

The Douglas County Clerk’s Office is responsible for overseeing all national, state and local elections conducted in Douglas County.

Getting Registered to Vote: State and Local Elections

Finding Your Polling Place

Getting Registered to Vote: Federal Elections

Researching Candidates and Issues

Looking for reliable information on political candidates and issues? Want to know who is running for office? Try these resources!

What’s on the ballot?: The list of candidates for local city and school board offices.

Lawrence Journal-World election coverage

Also on the ballot this year is a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution that would eliminate the adjustment of Kansas census numbers.

  • Click here for a summary of the Census adjustment amendment.
  • Click here for the language of the amendment that will appear on the 2019 ballot. 

City Commission Candidate Forums

Candidate Profiles:

Lawrence City Commission

USD 497 School Board

Get Involved

Interested in being a poll worker in Douglas County? Click here for requirements and application information.

Interested in running for office in Kansas or Douglas County? Click here for forms and filing information.