Archive for Thursday, March 18, 2004

Deadline for voter registration draws near

March 18, 2004

Those not registered to vote but seeking to cast a ballot next month have less than a week to meet a voter registration deadline.

On April 6, voters in the Basehor Community Library District will have a chance to weigh in on a $3.79 million bond issue for a proposed new facility on 158th Street (see related story, page 1A). To do so, however, voters must be registered with the Leavenworth County Clerk's Office by March 22.

According to the instructions, to register to vote you must:

  • be a United States citizen and a Kansas resident.
  • reach the age of 18 before the next statewide general election.
  • have received final discharge from imprisonment, parole or conditional release if convicted of a felony.
  • have abandoned your former residence and/or name.

The registration process is completed by filling out the bottom half of simple postcard style form.

In Basehor, the two easiest places to register to vote are Basehor City Hall, 2620 N. 155th Street, or the Basehor Community Library, 2812 N. 155th Street.

Residents may register at City Hall Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration forms at the library are available between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Officials from both locations advised residents register at least a day or two before the March 22 deadline so the forms could be mailed to the county clerk's office.

A third option for residents is registering at the county clerk's office, 300 Walnut. For more information on voter registration, you may contact the library at (913) 724-2828, City Hall at (913) 724-1370 or the county clerk's office at (913) 684-0421.

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