Voter registration for August primary election closes July 14 in Johnson County

Johnson County residents can still register to vote in time for the Aug. 4 primary election. The deadline is Tuesday, July 14 and registration can be completed via mail, email or even text message. File photo.

Tomorrow, July 14 is the final day you can register to vote through the Johnson County Election Office for the Aug. 4 primary election.

Those who want to register to vote or change their registration in time for the August primary can do so via mail, fax or online. Applications can be scanned and emailed to registration@jocoelection.org, faxed to (913) 791-8934 or (913) 791-8935, texted with a photo to (913) 953-9539 or mailed to 211 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061.

Below are specifics required to register or change registration, as outlined on the election office website:

  • People must be a U.S. citizen, a Kansas resident and at least 18-years-old.
  • A valid photo identification is required, such as a driver’s license, a U.S. passport or a municipal employee badge. Other acceptable options can be found here.
  • All applications must be postmarked no later than July 14 to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 4 primary.
  • A name, address or party affiliation change requires a new voter registration application to be completed.
  • Online applications must be submitted along with a valid Kansas driver’s license or a non-driver’s identification card.

Party affiliation changes cannot be changed from June 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2020. Any party affiliation changes must be completed on or after Sept. 1. Voter registration applications can be found here and the online registration can be conducted here.

Those who are unsure of their voter registration can use the voter lookup tool, found here, by entering their first and last names and date of birth. Additionally, there is a VoterView tool from the Kansas Sec. of State that allows Kansans to check their registration, track their ballot, find their polling location and view a sample ballot. The VoterView tool can be found here.