Voter registration deadline nears
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 primary is Oct. 20.
Applications can be found at De Soto City Hall, the De Soto Library or online at www.jocoelection.org/voters/VoterRegistration.htm.
Downloaded applications can be faxed to the Johnson County Election Office at (913) 791-8935 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If mailed to the Johnson County Election Office, applications must be postmarked no later than Oct. 19. The election office's address is 2101 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS, 66061.
Those who must register in addition to first-time voters are those who changed their name or address since last voting or who wish to change party affiliations.
State law requires first-time voters to produce identification at one of four times in the registration process. They are:
¢ Time of registration.
¢ After registration but before election day.
¢ On election day.
¢ After election day but before the county canvass.
Among acceptable forms of identification are a driver's license, bank statement, utility bill, paycheck or other government document such as a passport or military ID. For a complete list of identification requirements, see www.jocoelection.org.