The 2021 local elections are upon us. If you recently participated in the August 03 primary, thank you! For everyone else, there is an election coming up November 02!
We will be electing mayors, city council members, school board members, and more across Kansas. Typically, 80% of registered voters will skip these elections. But as a nonpartisan, nonprofit dedicated to increasing voter turnout in Kansas, this doesn’t sit right with us. We want you and all of your friends to vote. And, we want it to be easy. So use this checklist to get it done and then help a few friends do the same.
This won’t be like last year, when you were hearing about the election every day on the news and in your Instagram feed. These candidates don’t have money to spend on big campaigns with TV ads, so they can be tricky to keep up with. But, the outcomes of city/school elections are super important!
These folks make decisions about:
The parks and pools in your neighborhood.
The businesses that are recruited to town.
The pandemic protocols in your community.
And did we mention they also decide if we have snow days?!