Election 2020: Your vote, voice matters
One of the most effective and simplest ways supporters of Maize Schools and Kansas public education can support students is to vote.
The 2020 elections will no doubt be crucial, especially in light of the many things facing our communities and country, including COVID-19, social justice, and public education. For your convenience, we are sharing a few important reminders and resources with you, which mostly apply to the upcoming Primary Election.
Election dates: The Bipartisan Primary Election will be Aug. 4. The General Election will be Nov. 3 and will include the presidential election.
Voter registration: The deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 4 Primary Election is July 14. Races include local to statewide positions, including seats for the Sedgwick County Commission. July 14 also is the deadline for current voters to update their name, address, etc. with the county election office. Please click here to check your voter registration information. You can click here to register to vote or update your voter information. Each voter must be registered as a Republican or Democrat to vote in his or her designated party’s primary election ballot. Libertarian and unaffiliated voters may want to check with the election office regarding whether they will have a primary ballot, depending on whether there is a statewide question submitted. Please note there are rules that may prevent voters from changing party affiliations at this point in the election calendar.
- If you want to vote early by mail, you can click here to download Sedgwick County’s advance ballot application. It is an editable PDF you can fill out, print, sign, and return to the Sedgwick County Election Office by July 28. The political party you select must match your current affiliation as recorded by the election office. The Sedgwick County Election Office is promoting advance voting by mail as a way to avoid the crowd, especially in light of concerns surrounding COVID-19.
- Early in-person voting at the Sedgwick County Election Office, 510 N. Main St., Suite 101 in downtown Wichita, begins at 8 a.m. July 20 and ends at noon Aug. 3. Early in-person voting at satellite sites begins at noon July 30 and ends at 4 p.m. Aug. 1.
For more information: Find answers to voter registration and voting questions on the Sedgwick County Election Office website at www.sedgwickcounty.org/elections. You also may call their office directly at 316-660-7100.
If you live outside of Sedgwick County: Please keep in mind that these resources are for Sedgwick County residents. If you live in another county, please check with your county’s election office for additional guidance.
Remember to bring your government-issued photo ID with you to the poll. Your vote and voice matter!
Maize USD 266 appreciates your civic contribution!
For more information, please call the Educational Support Center at 316-722-0614.