Every year we have a Primary Election on the 1st Tuesday of August and a General Election on the 1st Tuesday of November. This year’s primary election is Tuesday, August 3rd and the general election is Tuesday, November 2nd. Both 2021 elections are nonpartisan races meaning that the candidates’ party affiliation will not be on the ballot. The 2021 primary candidates below have opted to be identified as Democrats. To see all elections on your ballot, visit voter.jocoelection.org after July 14th. For races with candidates not listed here, we suggest using Mainstream Coalition’s endorsements as a guide.

Volunteer

WHY: 2022 is right around the corner and we need volunteers to help elect Democrats! Contact us to get started.
WHERE: [email protected] or jocodems.org/volunteer

Vote Early

WHY: Beat the lines and vote early in-person at one of the early voting locations.
WHERE: jocoelection.org/advance-voting
WHEN: Starting July 24

Your Registration

WHY: Register to vote or check your registration
WHERE: ksvotes.org
WHEN: By July 13

Vote By Mail

WHY: If you will be traveling, away at college, or want or need to vote from home, use an advance ballot.
WHERE: ksvotes.org
WHEN: By July 27

Your Ballot

WHY: Review your sample ballot to see which candidates will be on your ballot.
WHERE: voter.jocoelection.org
WHEN: Available beginning July 14

Election Day

WHY: Vote at your polling place between 7am and 7pm.
WHERE: Find your polling place online at voter.jocoelection.org
WHEN: Tuesday, August 3

Aug. 3rd Primary Election

Overland Park Mayor

Lenexa City Council

Ward 3

Melanie Arroyo  
Gael Wheeler

Ward 4

Scott Calaway 
Hophine Bwosinde

Olathe City Council

Ward 3
At Large

Overland Park City Council

Ward 1

Michael Czerniewski 
Logan Heley  

Ward 2
Ward 4

Merriam City Council

Ward 2

USD 233 Olathe School Board

Member 3

We recommend voting for the primary candidates above and the additional Democratic candidates below in the:

Nov. 2nd General Election

Fairway City Council

Ward 3

Susan Leonard

Gardner City Council

At-Large

Alexander Coleman  
John Tramble, Jr

JCCC Board of Trustees
Vote for up to 4 candidates

Merriam City Council

Ward 4

Merriam Mayor

Angel Lopez III

Mission City Council

Ward 1

Hillary Parker Thomas 

Ward 2
Ward 4

Mission Mayor

Overland Park City Council

Ward 3
Ward 6

Prairie Village City Council

Ward 1
Ward 3

Lauren Wolf

Ward 5

Roeland Park City Council

Ward 1

Tom Madigan

Ward 2
Ward 3
Ward 4

Roeland Park Mayor

Mike Kelly

Shawnee City Council

Ward 1

Sophia Theodore

Ward 2
Ward 3

USD 229 Blue Valley School Board

Ward 6

USD 232 De Soto School Board

Ward 5
Ward 6

Brandi Jonasson

USD 231 Gardner Edgerton School District

Ward 2

Stacey Coleman 

USD 512 Shawnee Mission School Board

Ward 4

Water District One

Ward 3
Ward 4
Ward 5

Here are printable voter guides to take with you when you vote. They are separated by your State Senate District which you can look up at voter.jocoelection.org