Elections

Plugging into the voting process: SM North students use Johnson County ballot machines
Election office seeks to get voting program in all high schools
April 29, 2016
On Wednesday morning, the library at Shawnee Mission North High School was uncharacteristically loud. Batches of students moved in and out, talking excitedly as they waited to vote, many for the first time, on Johnson County Election Office voting machines — even though the vast majority aren’t yet 18.
Johnson County decides to build new courthouse
To fund new building, voters must pass sales tax
April 21, 2016
Today, the Johnson County commissioners agreed to move forward on a new courthouse and coroner facility.
Shawnee resident files to challenge Hildabrand as Republican in Kansas House district
April 4, 2016
An incumbent for a Shawnee legislative seat now has a challenger from his own party.
Shawnee City Councilman Eric Jenkins files for Kansas House seat
March 11, 2016
Shawnee City Councilman Eric Jenkins is seeking election to the Kansas House in the 18th District, which represents most of eastern Shawnee.
Mill Valley junior selected to take part in presidential election coverage
Nelson one of 12 to ‘Chase the Race,’ will attend Democratic National Convention
January 20, 2016
A Mill Valley High School junior will be among a select few sent to key Presidential Election events to cover the election from a teen’s point of view.
Hancock officially recalled; De Soto board to seek candidates for vacancy
August 25, 2015
De Soto school board member Scott Hancock has officially been ousted from office.
Mathematician not optimistic about suit seeking ballot audit
August 23, 2015
A Wichita State University mathematician says she’s not optimistic that she’ll win her lawsuit seeking ballot information so she can perform an audit of the 2014 election.
Hancock recalled from De Soto school board
August 19, 2015
Scott Hancock will no longer serve on the De Soto school board, according to unofficial Johnson County Election Office results.
Recall election in De Soto set to take place Tuesday
August 11, 2015
The special election asking voters the question, “Shall Scott Hancock be recalled from the office of De Soto School District 232 Position 4?” is set for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Election asking voters to decide Hancock’s future on school board set
July 7, 2015
A special election asking registered voters in the De Soto school district if they want a school board member to be removed from office is scheduled for next month.
How the state tax plan affects Shawnee: Local lawmakers react
June 16, 2015
A plan approved by Kansas legislators for balancing the state budget increases sales and cigarette taxes but also makes numerous other policy changes.
Elected board members reflect on moving forward, challenges ahead
April 14, 2015
Shawnee resident Kevin Makalous is looking forward to the next four years.
Goodburn, Powers to hold onto seats on Shawnee Mission, De Soto school boards
April 7, 2015
In the only two races involving incumbents on De Soto and Shawnee Mission school boards, current board members will hold on to their seats for another four years.
City government organization hosts April voting contest
March 10, 2015
The League of Kansas Municipalities is hosting a county and statewide contest to recognize the cities with the highest percentage of voter turnout in this year’s April elections.
Kansas lawmakers seek to boost campaign contribution limits
February 22, 2015
After an election cycle in which the amount of money spent by outside groups dwarfed the amount spent by the candidates’ campaigns, themselves, Kansas lawmakers from both parties are pressing to increase campaign contribution limits in an effort to keep up.

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