Archive for Wednesday, February 7, 2001

Register to vote through Monday

February 7, 2001

With the wide-spread interest in the upcoming mayor and city council races, residents are reminded that there's still time to register to vote before the Feb. 27 primary.

Voter registration forms are available at the Douglas County Courthouse in Lawrence, the satellite office in Baldwin City, driver's license offices and other various government agencies throughout the county and state. For specific information on voting, call 1-800-262-VOTE.

The deadline to register to vote in the primary election is Monday. The cutoff is always 15 days prior to an election.

Registration is simple. The qualifications, according to the state Website on registration and voting in Kansas, are few. Basically, if you live within the city limits, are at least 18 years old on or before the date of the election, a U.S. citizen, do not claim the right to vote in another jurisdiction or under any other name, are not sentenced to prison for one year or longer (unless civil rights have been restored) or for a crime punishable by death, and are not excluded from voting due to declared mental incompetence by a court of law then you are eligible to register to vote.

Questions about specific circumstances should be directed to county officials at the Douglas County Election office in Lawrence.

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