Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Vote Early!

I actually enjoy standing in line on election day.  It fills my civics-geek heart with pride, mingling with my fellow citizens.  But this year Kansas changed its voter ID law, and I'm worried the confusion over the new law could cause lines to be unbearably long, even for weirdos like me.  So I'm going to vote early.  If you want to avoid long lines on election day and you live in Johnson County, Kansas, here are your choices to vote early:


Vote early in person, beginning October 22nd at these locations:


  • Johnson County Election Office
  • 2101 E Kansas City Road, Olathe
  • 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, October 22 - November 2
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday - October 27, November 3
  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon Monday, November 5

  • Great Mall of The Great Plains
  • 20345 W 151st Street, Olathe
  • Across from License Bureau
  • 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, October 22 - November 2
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday - October 27, November 3
  • Closed November 5th

  • Metcalf South Shopping Center
  • 9531 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park
  • West Entrance 
  • 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, October 22 - November 2
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday - October 27, November 3
  • Closed November 5th

  • Ten Quivira Plaza - Shawnee
  • 12156 Shawnee Mission Parkway (one block west of Quivira Rd)
  • 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, October 22 - November 2
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday - October 27, November 3
  • Closed November 5th

Vote early by mail, beginning October 17.  Ballots must be received at the Election Office by 7:00 p.m. on November 6th to be counted.  

To vote by mail, complete an Application for an Advance Voting Ballot by Mail and fax to (913) 791-8931, (913) 791-8932 or (913) 791-8933, or mail to Johnson County Election Office, 2101 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS 66061. A separate application must be submitted for each election unless the voter qualifies for permanently sick/disabled status.

For more information, visit the Johnson County Election Office here.

If you are reading this and you want to vote early, but you don't live in Johnson County, Kansas, check out this link, or leave me a comment below and I'll try to help you figure out if you can vote early too.