Archive for Monday, March 30, 2009

Advanced voting will be available Saturday at library

March 30, 2009

Voters in the Baldwin City area will be able to cast their ballots earlier than April 7. The Douglas County Clerk’s office will offer advance voting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Baldwin City Public Library.

County Clerk Jamie Shew first offered the advanced voting for the November election and the response was so good that he hopes it will become standard.

“I think so,” said Shew. “We worked hard to change the law (to allow satellite voting stations). It was extremely successful in the fall and I think it’s something we’ll do for every election. Anytime we can add a time to vote, it’s good.

“Anyone can vote here,” he said. “Every ballot in the county will be available.”

Satellite stations will also be available in Lawrence, Eudora and Lecompton.

Voters will be choosing between three mayoral candidates — Gary Walbridge, Ken Wagner and George McCrary — and choosing two city council members from a field of five candidates. They are Tom Farmer, Ric Gere, Russ Gill, Chris Nichols and Bonnie Plumberg. The three incumbent Baldwin School Board members — Ruth Barkley, Bill Busby and Ande Parks — are running unopposed.


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