Sample Message to Friends, Family, and Neighbors
“Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world.”
Dear [Insert friend/family/neighbor name here]:
In the November 2021 general election, just over 25% of registered voters in Johnson County voted.
While I’m encouraged that voter turnout in recent election years has been rising, I know we can do even better when voting for our local elected officials.
Our elected officials all make a difference in our community. For those of you who do vote in local elections, thank you for taking the time to vote and contribute to our democracy. For those who maybe haven’t voted in a local election before, or maybe it has just been a long time, please join me in voting this year on Tuesday, August 1, voters in districts with contested primary elections will have the opportunity to vote during this first important step in our election process. On Tuesday, November 7 voters will go to the polls to choose from a broader slate of candidates in the 2023 General Election.
Kansans also have the opportunity to vote in advance. For details on advance voting and other and key election dates click here.
To vote, you need to be registered, so please register or confirm that you are registered by July 12th. The Johnson County Election Office has instructions on how to register so you can be sure. If you’re new to Johnson County or have moved since you last voted, it’s likely you’ll need to register or update your voter registration.
Here are two great websites with valuable voter and candidate information to assist Johnson County voters. The Johnson County Election Office site, which you can access here, lists important information on voter registration, where to vote, and how to advance vote. VoteJoCo.com provides links to video interviews of the candidates (hosted on the VoteJoCo YouTube channel) and written policy questionnaire responses for many city and county races.
Thank you again for voting.
[insert your name here]