Archive for Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Don’t forget to register to vote

January 24, 2001

Fellow Residents of Baldwin City:

Over the next several weeks, campaigns for the local mayoral and city council positions will take place. There will be door to door "stumping," public forums, mailings and, more than likely, a couple of letters to the editor!

All will be for naught if you are not registered to vote in Baldwin City! 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 eighteen 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. If you have questions about specific circumstances, county officials at the Douglas County Election office in Lawrence can assist you.

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 Feb. 12. The cutoff is always 15 days prior to an election.

Listen to the candidates. Apply your knowledge and allow yourself to make an educated decision for the candidate of your choice. Vote!

Sincerely,
Myra Glover
Baldwin City

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