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October 22, 2021

Advance voting opens Oct. 23 at eight locations in Johnson County

Advance voting for the local general election opens in Johnson County on Saturday. Eight locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Voters can cast their vote at any location.

Advance voting will continue through next week at all eight...

BOCC update
October 21, 2021

Board of County Commissioners update

More information including official minutes, votes, videos, information about how to make public comments and how to request accommodations is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org...

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October 21, 2021

Campaign focuses on safe and healthy waterways

On Thursday, Oct. 21, the Board of County Commissioners signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 21, Imagine a Day Without Water day. This national campaign recognized in Johnson County calls attention to the infrastructure that brings water to and...

JoCo on the Go: Podcast
October 18, 2021

JoCo on the Go Podcast: Navigating Medicare open enrollment

On JoCo on the Go, episode #110, Medicare open enrollment is here. Although the process can be complicated, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is here to help – offering residents a free service, where they can sit down with a...

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October 15, 2021

Johnson County Charter Commission to receive comment on Oct. 27

The Johnson County Charter Commission will hold its second public hearing on Oct. 27, at the Olathe Embassy Suites by Hilton, 10401 S. Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, to receive comments on the...

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October 14, 2021

Help available for residents navigating Medicare enrollment

Beginning Friday, Oct. 15, with the start of Medicare open enrollment, the Johnson County Extension Office is serving as a one-stop shop to get everything Johnson County residents might need to keep their Medicare working smoothly for 2022. ...

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October 13, 2021

New ballot envelope unveiled as advance voting starts

Advance voting by mail for November’s local general election begins today (Oct. 13). Voters who have already applied to vote by mail will start receiving their ballots later this week.

Voters who receive a ballot by mail will notice the...

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October 13, 2021

Help keep Johnson County clean by “plogging”

“Plogging” is a Swedish term used to describe picking up litter while running. The Mid-America Regional Council has launched Plogtober, a virtual plogging competition in Kansas City through October. There are two ways to participate.

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October 11, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Hispanic Heritage Month

On JoCo on the Go, episode #109, Johnson County celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in October with a free family friendly celebration and festive activities all month long at the Arts and Heritage Center. Learn which performers and food...

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October 11, 2021

Oct. 12, last day to register to vote, update voter registration

The voter registration deadline for November’s general election is Tuesday. It’s the last day for voters to register to vote or update their voter registration before voting begins.

Voter registration applications are available on the...