Politics and Voting Librarian Recommended Resources

Important Upcoming Dates

Voter Registration
The Johnson County Election Office website has all the information you need about how to register or change your registration and the required documentation.    

Sample Ballots
To prepare yourself before you step in the voter's booth, visit the Johnson County Election site and look up your sample ballot and find your polling place.   

Advance Voting
If it's more convenient, registered voters can vote in advance by mail or in person.  The Johnson County Election website has a list of locations for advance in person voting.  To vote by mail, voters must submit an application for an Advance Voting Ballot by Mail and the completed ballot must be returned to the election office by 7:00p on Election Day.    


Local and National Candidate Research

Use the resources below to contact your local legislator or to look up their voting record on various issues.

Johnson County Election Office

Find Your Kansas State Legislator

Find Your Kansas U.S. Representative 

Find Your Kansas U.S. Senator


Project Vote Smart 


Election News and Research Sources

America's Newspapers*

America's News Magazines*

CNN Politics 

Kansas City Star Government and Politics news

Masterfile Complete*

New York Times*

USA TODAY Election 2016

Special election coverage on Kansas City's community radio station, KKFI 90.1 FM, KKFI, or streaming audio and video at Democracy Now!

*Use your library card and PIN to access these library resources. 


Political Fact-checking Websites



Washington Post Fact Checker


National Party sites

 National Democratic Party site

National Republic Party site

Libertarian Party site

Green Party site