February 8, 2016

Charter commission passes on partisan elections

Danedri Thompson submissions@gardnernews.com Johnson County will continue to have non-partisan elections. Members of the county charter commission voted, 9-14, against recommending a return to partisan elections. An audience of more than 60 residents watched as commissioners voted first to kill debate on the topic and then to maintain non-partisan elections in Johnson County.  During Monday’s Continue Reading

Provisional ballots unlikely to change outcome of Gardner council race

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Larry Fotovich can tell you about the waiting game following a close election. On election night in 2009, he was down by six votes once election officials had finished voting machine tallies. But there were still provisional ballots to be counted – ballots that could be the difference between Fotovich becoming Gardner’s Continue Reading

Local filing deadline approaches

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The next election is just around the corner, and candidates are trickling into the Johnson County Election Office to get their names on the ballot. Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill cities and school boards will elect several members come April, but candidates must file by Jan. 25. By the close of business Continue Reading

Advance mail-in voting starts this week

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com An initial batch of advanced ballots will leave the Johnson County Election Office today headed via U.S. Postal Service to the homes of more than 25,000 voters. Voters can continue to apply for advanced mail ballots until Oct. 19, and according to election commissioner Brian Newby, election workers will mail ballots within Continue Reading