(First published in The Gardner News on December 10, 2014,
and subsequently on December 17, 2014.)
NOTICE OF LOCAL OPTION BUDGET ELECTION
UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 231
JOHNSON COUNTY, STATE OF KANSAS (GARDNER EDGERTON)
Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of Unified School District No.
231, Johnson County, State of Kansas (Gardner Edgerton), that a local option budget
election has been called and will be held on January 27, 2015, for the purpose of
submitting to the qualified electors of the School District the following proposition:
Shall the following be adopted?
Shall the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 231, Johnson &
Miami Counties, State of Kansas, be authorized to increase its local option budget
authority by an additional 3% (from 30% to 33%) of its state financial aid?
□ YES
□ NO
This election will be conducted in accordance with the Mail Ballot Election Act
(K.S.A. 25-431 et seq.). Such Act provides that the County Election Commissioner of
Johnson County shall conduct the election by mailing an official ballot to each qualified
elector in the School District, registered at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the
election, not sooner than the 20th day and not later than the 10th day before the date of the
election. The County Election Commissioner anticipates mailing ballots for this special
local option budget election to all qualified voters on or about January 7, 2015.
Instructions on how to mark the ballot to vote either for or against the proposition
submitted thereon will accompany the ballot, together with a postage paid, addressed
return identification envelope in which the marked ballot must be placed.
Registered voters are eligible to vote by advance voting ballot upon application to the
County Election Commissioner of Johnson County not later than the 21st day before the
date of the election. See the County Election Commissioner of Johnson County for an
application and information.
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IT IS IMPORTANT FOR EACH QUALIFIED VOTER TO NOTE THAT YOUR
BALLOT CANNOT BE COUNTED UNLESS YOU TAKE THE APPROPRIATE
STEPS:
(1) You must personally sign and place your correct address on the return
identification envelope;
(2) If you choose to mail your ballot, you must put it in the identification
envelope and place it in the United Sates mail early enough so that it will be received by
the County Election Commissioner of Johnson County not later than 12:00 Noon on
Tuesday, January 27, 2015;
(3) If you elect not to mail your ballot, you must PERSONALLY deliver it in
the return identification envelope to the office of the County Election Commissioner of
Johnson County, 2101 East Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061, at any time during
regular business hours from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, but before
12:00 Noon on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Ballots deposited in the mail drop box at the
County Election Commissioner’s office by that time will be accepted.
If the ballot of a qualified elector is destroyed, spoiled, lost or not received in the
mail by the qualified elector, or if an elector registers within thirty (30) days of the
election, a ballot or replacement ballot may be obtained from the County Election
Commissioner of Johnson County. Persons qualified to receive a replacement ballot may
do so by signing a statement prepared by the County Election Commissioner and
submitting the statement by mail or in person at the office of the County Election
Commissioner of Johnson County at the above address.
Persons not registered to vote can become eligible to vote at this special local
option budget election by registering to vote at a voter registration location prior to the
close of business on January 6, 2015.
The authority to conduct this special local option budget election called by the
School District under the provisions of the Mail Ballot Election Act does not authorize
the use of voting machines or written ballots located at the usual polling places for the
School District. Consequently, all qualified electors of the School District are hereby
notified that no polling places will be open during the special local option budget
election; and all ballots must be cast in the manner specified herein and in accordance
with the voting instructions which will be sent to all qualified electors with the official
mail ballot.
Telephone inquiries from qualified electors having additional questions about the
procedure to follow in order to vote may be made by calling (913) 782-3441.
The election officer conducting the election will be the County Election
Commissioner of Johnson County, Kansas, whose address is 2101 East Kansas City
Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061.
DATED: December 4, 2014.
Brian D. Newby
County Election Commissioner
Johnson County, Kansas