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Key voting dates:
• The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 12. (Visit ksvotes.org to learn more)
• Advance voting begins Wednesday, Oct. 13. You can request a ballot via ksvotes.org.
• The deadline to request an advance ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, Oct. 26.
• Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Need help? Check out this awesome page of voting resources from the Lawrence Public Library.
Meet the Lawrence school board candidates
We gave Lawrence school board candidates a chance to update their answers to our earlier questionnaire as they proceed to the general election on Nov. 2.
Meet the Lawrence City Commission candidates
We gave Lawrence City Commission candidates a chance to update their answers to our earlier questionnaire as they proceed to the general election on Nov. 2.
Election 2021: Lawrence City Commission and school board candidate forums
Last update: Oct. 26
The Lawrence Times has aggregated information about candidate forums, and you can find all our coverage of past forums, plus links to recordings, on this page.
Lawrence school board candidates provide ideas for access to mental health services, internet
Candidates for Lawrence school board answered questions about how students can access opportunities equitably across the school district during a forum hosted by the Lawrence branch of the NAACP Thursday.
Lawrence City Commission candidates share qualities they’d look for in next police chief during NAACP forum
City commission candidates hit some hot topics during the Lawrence Kansas Branch NAACP forum Wednesday night, including hiring of the next police chief and affordable housing solutions.
City Commission candidates undecided on vacancy tax, they say during Downtown Lawrence forum
An audience member at the Downtown Lawrence forum asked the Lawrence City Commission candidates on Wednesday whether they would support a vacancy tax. None of the six candidates gave a firm answer, but they shared some views on the idea.
Several Lawrence City Commission, Lawrence school board forums coming up
As we near the general election on Nov. 2, several local groups are planning candidate forums to help Lawrence voters make up their minds.
Lawrence library to host school board candidate town halls for kids and adults
Lawrence school board candidates will participate in town halls Wednesday afternoon hosted by the Lawrence Public Library — first with the Kids’ Action Club, and then a second for the older crowd.
With provisional ballots counted, Elizabeth Stephens takes 6th in Lawrence school board primary
Just seven votes separated Lawrence school board candidates Elizabeth Stephens and Melissa Clissold in the race for the final spot on the November general election ballot after provisional votes were counted Monday, but Stephens will advance.
Still unofficial but updated election results separate tied Lawrence school board candidates by 6 votes
After counting 69 ballots received in the mail Wednesday, a race between two candidates for Lawrence school board is still too close to call.
Lawrence city primary election candidates reflect, look ahead to November general
Just about an hour passed Tuesday evening between the first and the final unofficial election results, and months of campaigning came to an end for several candidates for local office. For others, a new race among a smaller field of competitors began. And for a few more, it was still unclear whether they’d move on to the Nov. 2 general election.
Lawrence city primary election results: All unofficial results now in; top 6 candidates in each race will advance
Keep an eye on this space for updates as voter turnout numbers start to come in and unofficial poll results become available later this evening. Last update: 10:14 p.m.
Don’t forget to vote! How to find your polling place
Today is the last day to vote in the primary race for Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence school board. Here’s how to find out where you need to go.
Lawrence school board candidates sound off on district’s mask mandate
We asked the Lawrence school board candidates what they think of the district’s now-universal mask mandate and, if elected, would they encourage district administrators to lift the mask mandate or keep it in place?
Douglas County DA will not prosecute violations of new law that criminalizes looking like an election worker
Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez announced Tuesday that she would not prosecute violations of a newly effective law in the state of Kansas that makes it a felony for individuals to engage in conduct that would make a person think they are an elections worker.