Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, April 7, to vote in the city, county and school board general elections.
Among some of the contested races on the ballot are the UG 1st District at large, the UG 4th District, the BPU 3rd District at large, the BPU 1st District, and some of the school board contests.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Registered voters need to bring a photo identification card with them. For more information about polling places and details about voting, visit www.wycovotes.org.
Individuals may see which candidates will be on their ballot by visiting: https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org.
Walk-in advance voting closes at noon today at the Kansas City, Kan., Election Office, 850 State Ave.
Running for contested offices in the general election this year:
For Unified Government, 1st District, at large: Melissa Brune Bynum and Mark Gilstrap. Nathan Barnes, a candidate from the primary, has announced he is a write-in candidate.
For Unified Government, 4th District: Harold Johnson and Tarence L. Maddox.
For Board of Public Utilities, 3rd District, at large: Chris McCord and Norman D. Scott.
For Board of Public Utilities, 1st District: Robert “Bob” Milan Sr. and Freddy Wilson Jr.
For KCKCC Board of Trustees (four will be elected): Donald Ash, Ray Daniels, Mary Ann Flunder, Clyde A. Townsend and Victor B. Trammell.
For the Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education (four will be elected): Geore Breidenthal, Irene Caudillo, Korri Hall-Thompson, Janey M. Humphries, Brenda C. Jones, Gloria A. Willis, Valdenia C. Winn and Maria Cecilia Ysaac.
For the Piper Board of Education (four will be elected): Cory Appl, Tom Beebe, Ashley Biondi, Neal Palmer, Lisa K. Sullivan and Jeb Vader.
For the Piper Board of Education, to fill an unexpired term (one will be elected): Steve Buff, Desiree Fergus.
For the Turner Board of Education (four will be elected): Becky Billigmeier, Douglas Lockwood, Theresa Tillery and Sherry Watkins-Alvey.
For the Turner Board of Education, to fill an unexpired term: Jeff Davidson.
For the Bonner Springs Board of Education (four will be elected): Olliea Jarrett, Timothy G. McGinnis, David J. Pierce and Patricia E. Welicky.
For Bonner Springs mayor: Jeff Harrington.
For Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 1 (one will be elected): Jack Knight, Mike Thompson.
For Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 2 (one will be elected): Dani Gurley, Racheal Haas.
For Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 3 (one will be elected): Jordan M. Mackey, Robert W. Reeves.
For Bonner Springs City Council, Ward 4 (one will be elected) Eric Freeman, Mark Kipp.
For Edwardsville City Council, at-large (three will be elected): Chuck Adams, Craig Crider, Terence P. Dunn, Garrett Melott, Chuck Stites.
For Lake Quivira mayor: Michael Olson, Leon M. Rieke.
For Lake Quivira City Council at large: Ben C. Kalny, Bruce Rimbo, Dave White.
For Johnson County Water District 1, Position 6: Joe H. Vaughan, Dennis Wilson.
For Johnson County Water District 1, Position 7: Athena Easterwood, H. Richard “Dick” Noon.
For Fairfax Drainage District directors (three will be elected): George Breidenthal, Kevin S. Brown, Philip A. Kostelac, Martin L. Quinn. Only landowners and taxpayers may vote in Fairfax Drainage District elections.
Kaw Valley Drainage District (three will be elected): James “Bundy” Jenkins, Javier Buddy Marron, David R. Morales, Anthony Talavera Jr. Only registered voters who are also taxpayers on real estate or personal property (cars, trucks, boats) are eligible to vote in the Kaw Valley Drainage District election.
Wolcott Drainage District (three positions open) No one filed for office. Only the owners and taxpayers of land in the Wolcott Drainage District may vote.
To see some stories about the general election candidates, visit:
Unified Government, 1st District, at large:
BPU, 3rd District at large, and 1st District:
Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education:
KCKCC Board of Trustees:
Piper Board of Education:
Some of the candidate forums are online through KCKCC’s website on YouTube. Go to the website, www.kckcc.edu, and click on the YouTube icon on the bottom right of the page to be taken to the candidate forums online.
For primary election results, see http://wyandottedaily.com/barnes-leads-close-ug-1st-district-at-large-contest/
For information from the primary election, see http://wyandottedaily.com/information-offered-on-primary-election/