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Election information

The general election for City Commission and USD 497 School Board will be held on April 7th. You can download a list of the candidates with a short bio each here [pdf]. (Revised version of a list first printed on January 27 in the Lawrence Journal-World.

The League is has produced candidate profiles, with information about the background, experience, and qualifications of each candidate, as well their responses to a set of questions about issues affecting Lawrencians.

Six candidates will compete for one of three seats on the Lawrence City Commission. You may vote for as many of three candidates in the general election. You can learn more about each by clicking on his or her name below to download (as a pdf) a candidate profile.
Stuart Boley's candidate profile [pdf].
Matthew Herbert's candidate profile [pdf].
Stan Rasmussen's candidate profile [pdf].
Terry Riordan's candidate profile [pdf].
Bob Schumm's candidate profile [pdf].
Leslie Soden's candidate profile [pdf].

Two candidates will compete for a single 2-year seat on the USD 497 Board of Education. You can learn more about each by clicking on his or her name below to download (as a pdf) a candidate profile.
Marcel Harmon's candidate profile [pdf].
Mary Loveland's candidate profile [pdf].

Seven candidates will compete for four 4-year terms on the USD 497 Board of Education. You may vote for as many of four candidates in the general election. You can learn more about each by clicking on his or her name below to download (as a pdf) a candidate profile.
Jessica Beeson's candidate profile [pdf].
Bob Byers' candidate profile [pdf].
Jill Fincher's candidate profile [pdf].
Lindsey Frye's candidate profile [pdf].
G.R. Gordon-Ross' candidate profile [pdf].
Rick Ingram's candidate profile [pdf].
Shannon Kimball's candidate profile [pdf].

For more coverage of the upcoming elections, visit the Lawrence Voter Education Coalition's website and Facebook page and the Lawrence Journal-World website's elections page.

Voter Registration

If you are registering to vote in Kansas for the first time, you will need to provide proof of U.S. citizenship. For more information about citizenship requirements, acceptable proof of citizenship documents, and other frequently asked questions (FAQs), visit the Douglas County Clerk's website.

Individuals registered to vote in Kansas as of January 1, 2013, are deemed to have submitted proof of citizenship and are exempt from the requirement as long as they remain on the voter registration list. Moving from one place to another within Kansas or modifying one's registration records does not require the person to re-submit proof of citizenship. If a voter's registration is canceled, the person must submit a citizenship document when re-registering.

If you have moved since you last voted, you should update your voter registration with the County Clerk's office so that you will be assigned to the correct voting precinct.

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