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Want to run for office this year? Here are the filing deadlines

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Some, but not all, election filing deadlines are different this year because of the delay caused by redistricting.

Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew on Friday provided this updated list of deadlines to file to run for office, followed by where to go to file. The deadline is extended for offices that are impacted by map changes.

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Deadline of noon on Wednesday, June 1:
  • County Commission 1st District, Township Clerk — file at Elections Office, 711 W. 23rd St., Suite 1, in Lawrence (map below)
  • Statewide office without districts — file at the Secretary of State Office, Memorial Hall, 120 S.W. 10th Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66612
Deadline of noon on Friday, June 10:
  • Precinct committeeperson — file at Elections Office, 711 W. 23rd St., Suite 1, in Lawrence
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Kansas House of Representatives, Kansas State Board of Education — file at SOS Office, Memorial Hall, 120 S.W. 10th Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66612

In addition, all Douglas County voters will be notified of changes to their district assignments as the result of redistricting.

“There are a large number of new precinct splits, added precincts and districts in Douglas County,” according to an update on the county’s website.

“It will take a few days to finish building these changes into its systems. The Clerk’s Office also wants to take the time to make sure all changes are correct before published. When completed, every voter will receive a new voter card in the mail with their new district assignments. The Clerk’s Office will announce when all changes have been made and new maps become available.”

If you need to register to vote or double-check to make sure you’re registered, you can do that at KSVotes.org.

The primary election is on Aug. 2. The general election will be Nov. 8.

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