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Kansas has early voting!  In-person early voting begins on October 19, and you can request a mail-in ballot now (ballots will be mailed beginning October 13).

October 18 is the deadline to register to vote in the 2010 elections.

More details below . . .

Advance voters have two options - requesting a ballot by mail, and voting early in person at the county elector's office.  

You can request a ballot by mail now - go to the Secretary of State's Advance Voting site and fill out a (PDF) request for a ballot by mail.  October 29 is the deadline to request a ballot by mail, but I wouldn't wait that long.  If you mail your ballot, it must be received by the close of polls on election day, Nov. 2.

You may also advance vote in person at your county election office.  In most counties, in-person advance voting begins on October 19.  Check for the location of your county election office.  The deadline for in-person advance voting is noon on Nov. 1.

Also, please don't forget that the deadline to register to vote is October 18.

The truly frightening Republican Jerry Moran is up for Sam Brownback's former Senate seat.  Congressman Moran (from the Western 1st District) was endorsed by South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint.  Democrat Lisa Johnston will struggle to stay competitive for this seat, so let's try to get out ahead of the crazy train and deny this seat to Senator "DeMented"'s chosen candidate.

Jerry Moran has a 0% rating from NARAL.  He has voted "no" on things like stem cell research, paid parental leave for federal employees, assistance for workers whose jobs are moved overseas, prescription drug benefits for seniors, and banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.  He's "for" banning gay adoption, banning same-sex marriage, school prayer, and a US-Mexico border wall.  Moran is also a C-Streeter.

One race that may actually be competitive is the 3rd District (KC-area) Congressional race, with the wife of former Rep. Dennis Moore (retired), Stephene Moore, running on the Democratic side against Republican Kevin Yoder.  Let's hold this Democratic seat!

After a bruising Republican primary for the House seat in the 4th District (Wichita-area), Mike Pompeo is the nominee.  Businessman Pompeo was accused of shipping jobs to Mexico, and in a sign of the times, prevailed over moderate state senator Jean Schodorf (who, horrors!, supports abortion rights).  Pompeo is backed by Koch brothers money.  We have high hopes that Democrat Raj Goyle will take Todd Tiarht's former seat.

Sam Brownback is trying to take the governor's office, which is a scary prospect.  Get out for Democrat Tom Holland.

Let's try to keep Kris Kobach out of the Secretary of State's office - vote for Chris Biggs!  Among such "accomplishments" as getting funding yanked from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (where he taught as a law professor) for calling the state legislature stupid, Kobach was instrumental in writing Arizona's draconian immigration law SB1070.  He also wants to abolish birthright citizenship because of those pesky anchor babies.  He's a former constitutional law professor who doesn't seem to understand constitutional law.

Another hot race is for Kansas Attorney General - let's hold onto Democrat Steve Six.

Get out and vote!

Updated:
If you're a resident of Johnson County, confirm that you're registered to vote here.

In Douglas County, go here.

To check your voter registration status elsewhere in Kansas, go here, but this search may not be updated as frequently (JoCo updates daily, for example).

In Johnson County, advance in-person voting starts on October 19, and lasts through Oct. 30 in all the locations below except the main county elections office, where you can vote early in-person until noon on Nov. 1.  Note that there are Saturday hours available.

Johnson County Election Office
2101 E Kansas City Road, Olathe
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. M - F
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - Monday November 1st (This Location Only)

Johnson County Northeast Office
6000 Lamar, Mission
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. M - F
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday

Metcalf South Shopping Center
9531 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. M - F
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday

Ten Quivira Plaza
12156 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee
One block west of Quivira Rd.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. M - F
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday

Originally posted to milton333 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 11:35 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
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    YucatanMan, Dem Beans, FreeStateDem

    Thought is only a flash in the middle of a long night, but the flash that means everything - Henri Poincaré

    by milton333 on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 11:35:06 AM PDT

    •  Thanks for a great diary updating us on the (3+ / 0-)
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      milton333, Dem Beans, FreeStateDem

      Kansas races. I am from Kansas but have not lived there for a time. Nevertheless, I donated to the Biggs, Holland and Goyle campaigns.

      The sound of "Governor Brownback" makes me want to puke, but not any more than the sound of "Senator (Jerry) Moran".  Although that may start a new Internet phrase just like "What a moran" "What a maroon" "What a Senator Moran"!

      Best of luck to Kansas!

      Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. -- Harry S Truman

      by YucatanMan on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 01:49:07 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Thank you for the reminder (3+ / 0-)
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    milton333, YucatanMan, FreeStateDem

    I need to request a ballot, because I'm going to be GOTV for Goyle and Holland on election day.  The idea of the theocrat Brownback being our governor makes my stomach turn...

    you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

    by Dem Beans on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 11:38:07 AM PDT

  •  Thanks (4+ / 0-)

    for letting everyone know that Kansas isn't all Republican.  I sincerely hope that we can hold Moore's seat and I would love for an upset to Brownback.  As for Moran versus Johnston, wouldn't that be one hell of a victory party?

    I know my wife and I will early vote as we did with the last election but not by mail, in person.  This might be one of the few times that anyone with a (D) next to their name gets my vote without a blink.

  •  Good diary, every state should have one (2+ / 0-)
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    milton333, FreeStateDem

    like this one.

    But, One suggestion. For each of OUR good guys running use a link to their web sites or Act Blue for those candidates. Then any one fired up or just waking up con give dollars to those s/he sees.

    Thanks for your work in doing this.

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... I'm asking you to believe in yours. Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 02:43:46 PM PDT

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