If you hadn’t figured it out based on the deluge of campaign literature that has flooded your mailbox in the past couple of weeks, tomorrow is election day. In Northeast Johnson County, voters will decide who emerges from the primaries to November’s general election ballot in four local races as well as several state races.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you need to look up your polling location, you may do so through the Johnson County Election Office’s voter lookup tool, which will also provide you with access to a sample ballot.
Last month, we ran the candidates responses to questions provided by our readers. We’re including links below to the candidates’ responses to each item.
County Commission Chair and District 1 Commissioner candidate responses
- What is the biggest threat to the county’s financial stability?
- How do we confront growing poverty in Johnson County?
- Plans for the King Louie building
- Supporting a vibrant arts community in Johnson County
- The ‘economic border war’ with KCMO
Kansas House Districts 19 and 21 candidate responses
- How to deal with massive state budget shortfall?
- How long have you lived in the area?
- Local control to raise money for schools
- Expanding Medicaid in Kansas
- Eliminating ‘Common Core’ in Kansas
(And, sorry House District 19 voters, but we only received questionnaire responses from one of the primary candidates on your ballot. Incumbent Stephanie Clayton answered every question. Challenger Jennifer Flood didn’t respond to a single one — making her the only candidate of the 12 we put a questionnaire before who didn’t provide our readers with answers.
We don’t do endorsements, but as we’ve noted before, we think it’s pretty weak when politicians dodge straightforward questions about their positions on the issues most important to their constituents. If you can’t respond to a simple questionnaire in the heart of campaign season, how responsive are you going to be constituent concerns if you get elected?…)