Politics and Voting Librarian Recommended Resources

Important Upcoming Dates

Next election date:  August 2017

Voter Registration
The Johnson County Election Office website has all the information you need about how to register or change your registration and the required documentation.    

Sample Ballots
To prepare yourself before you step in the voter's booth, visit the Johnson County Election site and look up your sample ballot and find your polling place.   

Advance Voting
If it's more convenient, registered voters can vote in advance by mail or in person.  The Johnson County Election website has a list of locations for advance in person voting.  To vote by mail, voters must submit an application for an Advance Voting Ballot by Mail and the completed ballot must be returned to the election office by 7:00p on Election Day.    

Local and National Candidate Research

Use the resources below to contact your local legislator or to look up their voting record on various issues.

Johnson County Election Office
Project Vote Smart 
Find Your Kansas State Legislator

Kansas Representatives (House)
Kevin Yoder - 3rd District Representative or Find Your Kansas U.S. Representative 

Kansas U.S. Senators (Senate)
Pat Roberts
Jerry Moran

Local & National Party Sites

National Democratic Party
Kansas Democratic Party
Johnson County Democrats

Republic National Committee
Kansas Republican Party
Johnson County Republican Party

Libertarian Party
Libertarian Party of Kansas

Green Party of the United States

Election News and Research Sources

America's Newspapers*
America's News Magazines*
CNN Politics 
Kansas City Star Government and Politics news
Masterfile Complete*
New York Times*

Special election coverage on Kansas City's community radio station, KKFI 90.1 FM, KKFI, or streaming audio and video at Democracy Now!

*Use your library card and PIN to access these library resources. 

Political Fact-checking Websites

Washington Post Fact Checker


Election Results