It’s Election Day! Here’s what you need to know, Lawrence voters

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Voters on Tuesday will elect the majority of the Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence school board. Here’s the quick info you need to cast your ballot.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day — Tuesday, Nov. 7.


Why it matters:
City elections are the closest to home — city commissioners and school board members decide some of the issues that have the biggest effects on our day-to-day lives. Regardless, generally less than a quarter of registered voters cast ballots in these elections.

Where to go:
Voters will need to report to their assigned polling places to vote on Election Day. As long as you are in line to vote by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to cast your ballot.

Find out where that is by inputting your information or searching for an address at

What you need:
You will need a driver’s license or valid ID to cast your ballot in person.

Mail ballots:
If you requested an advance ballot but you haven’t mailed it back yet, you can drop off your ballot in person anytime before 7 p.m. Tuesday at one of the county’s secure dropboxes: at the Douglas County courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St.; at the county treasurer’s annex, 2000 W. 31st St., Suite B; or at the county elections office, 711 W. 23rd St., Suite 1.

You can also take your ballot to any polling place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day; click here to see a list.

We’ll post results as soon as the numbers start to become available. That’s usually a little after 7 p.m. on Election Night. Keep an eye on and follow us on social media for updates.

Learn what’s on the ballot and read up on all the candidates:

Find more information about voting in Douglas County on the county’s website. If you have questions, you can email or call 785-832-5267.

If you’re looking for information about candidates and can’t find it, get in touch with our news team.

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