This Week - October 14, 2019

This week is all about getting registered to vote! Deadline is Tuesday. Then, order a ballot in the mail! It's the easiest way to vote. With all the time you save, you can take a listen to the second season of My Fellow Kansans from the Kansas News Service. This and more, this week in Kansas politics.

Voter Registration Deadline is Tomorrow!

If you are reading this, chances are good you are registered to vote. However, we've seen the studies, and we're pretty sure you know someone who is not. Remember, in Kansas we vote every August and November now, and the upcoming election on November 5th includes all the elected positions closest to you: city councils, school boards, and county colleges. (And an amendment to the KS Constitution.)

Get registered to vote, or get others to register! It couldn't be easier.

Early Voting by Mail Starts Wednesday!

Registered? Great! Now get voting. In person early voting doesn't start for a few weeks, but you can order a ballot to arrive in the mail right now! When it comes, you can fill it out at home, sign it, and mail it with a stamp. It even comes with an "I Voted" sticker you can wear. All the swag of voting in person, with none of the hassle (or polls with no paper trail). Ballots must be postmarked by election day!

My Fellow Kansans is back!

In the run up to the gubernatorial election in 2018, the Kansas News Service produced My Fellow Kansans, a podcast series about Kansas politics. That first season was a fascinating look at the right turn we took during the last decade, even for those not steeped in the political weeds like we are. Well, they are doing it again, and the first episode drops on Thursday. Don't miss out. This time, they will explore rural Kansas.

Dare to be political

When we are working to get out the vote, we often hear the following from Kansans, "Oh, I'm not political." At MainStream, we are constantly asking people to talk politics with their friends, to get in touch with their representatives, to advocate for what is most important to them. We ask them to do more than vote. That's what being political means. Join us at Stand Up, Speak Out on October 29, 2019, the largest non-partisan gathering of political Kansans in the state. Dare to be political.

  • Buy tickets to Stand Up, Speak Out 2019, and join hundreds of voters, activists, advocates, candidates, and elected officials at the only non-partisan event of its kind in Kansas. Tuesday, October 29, starting at 5:30 pm (program starts at 7 pm) at the Overland Park Convention Center. Learn more

Do more than vote

Take a minute now to let your Kansas legislators know you're paying attention.

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