The Johnson County Election Office is reminding voters of their options for voting by mail in response to concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on upcoming elections.
Any registered voter in Kansas can request a ballot by mail for any reason. In Johnson County, voters can apply for a ballot by mail in two ways:
Voters with a permanent illness or disability may apply for permanent advance voting status and automatically receive a ballot by mail for all elections.
While the Johnson County Election Office is preparing for an increase in voting by mail, any changes to the voting process itself would require action by the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office.
To encourage social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Election Office in Olathe is currently closed to the public through at least April 23. More information and updates on Election Office services are available at jocoelection.org/COVID-19.