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Douglas County Voter Suspense List (updated Oct 16)

As of October 13, 2015, there are 1255 names on the voter suspense list in Douglas County. The complete (updated!) list is downloadable as a pdf, arranged by city, then last name of registrant, here. This list includes 88 young people who had not reached the age of 18 and who may or may not have provided proof of citizenship. If you are one of those 88, and do not receive a "Certificate of Registration" from the county clerk within a couple of weeks of turning 18, you should send in your proof of citizenship, or call the clerk's office to verify your status.

The Secretary of State has proposed new regulations which will remove all names that have been on the suspense list longer than 90 days. The Douglas County Clerk's Office has ruled that they will not begin purging voters from the Douglas County suspense list until 90 days after October 2, 2015.

If you or someone one you know is on this list, please send in your document, or help the person you know, so you can be fully registered to vote in next year's presidential election. To finish the voter registration:

1) You can make a copy of your "proof of citizenship": U.S. Birth certificate, or U.S. Passport (page containing passport number and signature), or Naturalization document, or other documentation and mail it or take it or the original to:

Douglas County Clerk
1100 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044

2) Fax it to 785-832-5192;

3) OR you can take an electronic image with a smart phone and email it to

If you have moved since you filled out a voter application, please update your information using forms found here.

If you have questions, you can call the Douglas County Clerks office at 785-832-5267, or visit their web site.

If you are uncertain whether you are registered to vote or not, you can find out here.

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.

Presidential Elections

For everything you ever wanted to know about presidential elections, check out the League guide to Electing the President [pdf].

Local and State Elections

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