ELECTION: 10,381 in county registered to vote Nov. 4

LYNDON—Early voting for the Nov. 4 General Election is under way, but the majority of voting will take place next week.

Advanced voting began Oct. 15 through mail-in ballots, as well as early ballots cast at the Osage County Clerk’s office.

“There’s been a steady stream, and it’s picking up,” said Rhonda Beets, county clerk. “We’ve had quite a few in, and a lot of requests for mail in.”

Those who wish to cast ballots prior to Nov. 4 may due so between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Advanced voting will continue until noon, Nov. 3. All mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Friday, Oct. 31, and received by mail on Nov. 3.

The majority of Osage County’s 10,381 registered voters who participate in next week’s election will caste their ballots between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at eight polling places throughout Osage County. Designated polling places are the community buildings in Carbondale, Lyndon, Melvern, Osage City, Quenemo and Scranton; Grace Community Church in Overbrook; and the Schuyler Museum Annex in Burlingame.

Elections will be held for the following races and candidates:

• U.S. Senate – Pat Roberts, Dodge City, Republican; Randall Batson, Wichita, Libertarian; Greg Orman, Olathe, Independent.

• U.S. Representative, Second District – Margie Wakefield, Lawrence, Democrat; Lynn Jenkins, Republican, Topeka; Christopher Clemmons, Shawnee, Libertarian.

• Governor/Lieutenant Governor – Paul Davis, Lawrence, and Jill Docking, Wichita, Democrat; Sam Brownback, Topeka and Jeff Colyer, Overland Park, Republican; Keen A. Umbehr, Alma, and Joshua J. Umbehr, Wichita, Libertarian.

• Secretary of State – Jean Kurtis Schodorf, Wichita, Democrat; Kris Kobach, Piper, Republican.

• Attorney General – A.J. Kotich, Topeka, Democrat; Derek Schmidt, Independence, Republican.

• State Treasurer – Carmen Alldritt, Topeka, Democrat; Ron Estes, Wichita, Republican.

• Commissioner of Insurance – Dennis Anderson, Overland Park, Democrat; Ken Selzer, Leawood, Republican.

• State Representative, 54th District – Ann E. Mah, Topeka, Democrat; Ken Corbet, Topeka, Republican.

• State Representative, 59th District – Scott James Barnhart, Ottawa, Democrat, Blaine Finch, Ottawa, Republican.

• State Representative, 76th District – Teresa Briggs, Reading, Democrat; Peggy L. Mast, Emporia, Republican; Bill Otto, LeRoy, Independent.

• County Commissioner, First District – Fred L. Diver, Burlingame, Republican

Sale tax question

Voters in Melvern will also decide whether to implement a one-percent retail sales tax for improvements and public services with the city, “including, but not limited to, the maintenance, replacement and improvements of city water and sewer lines.“

Additional items

Voters will also elect township officers as well as vote on the retention of two supreme court justices, eight court of appeals judges, and Fourth District Court Judge Phillip M. Fromme, Burlington.

The Osage County Herald-Chronicle

The official newspaper of Osage County; the cities of Burlingame, Carbondale, Lyndon, Melvern, Olivet, Osage City, Overbrook, Quenemo and Scranton; Burlingame USD 454, Lyndon USD 421, Marais des Cygnes Valley USD 456, Osage City USD 420 and Santa Fe Trail USD 434.

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