Election Day in Johnson County saw historic turnout for an odd year, municipal election, with the Johnson County Election Office reporting more than 108,880 ballots cast on Tuesday.
That’s a turnout rate of 24.62%, a high for odd year elections in Johnson County since the state moved such elections from April to November following the 2015 election.
There were several highly-anticipated races in the Post’s coverage area, as well as smaller, local municipal races in cities across the county.
Check out more of the Post’s coverage of election night below.
- Curt Skoog narrowly defeated Mike Czinege to become the next mayor of Overland Park.
- The composition of the Overland Park City Council shifted, with two incumbents losing their seats and two newcomers winning elections for open seats.
- In hotly contested school board races, proponents of school mask rules and districts’ diversity and inclusion policies swept to victory in Shawnee Mission and USD 232 in De Soto.
- Meanwhile, in Blue Valley, candidates critical of mask mandates and critical race theory won or led in two of the three contests there.
- Voters picked new mayors in Mission and Merriam and also selected winners for multiple city council seats in those cities.
- City council races were also decided in Lenexa, Prairie Village and Shawnee, though some races remain too close to call.
- And a slate of candidates vied for four seats on the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees.
- If your city or a race you’re interested in is not included in these recaps, you can view all unofficial election results from around the Post’s coverage area.