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Plan to vote on Nov. 2
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To the editor:

Dear Community Members,

Here are some important voting dates and online links. Election Day for local government and school board races is Tuesday, Nov. 2. Some of the decisions most affecting our lives will be made by those we vote for in upcoming local elections. 

To learn more about the candidates, attend the Candidate Forum on Oct. 21, from 6-7:45 p.m. at the lower-level meeting room at the Great Bend public library. The forum is sponsored by the LWV of Great Bend/Barton County. Mark Mingenback will moderate the forum and Eagle radio will live stream it for those unable to attend. To register to vote or check your voter registration, go to  

The deadline to register is Oct. 12, 2021.

Call your local Election Office at 620-793-1835 to get a Mail-in Ballot or apply online at You can mail it, or hand carry it, to your Election Office.

Advance Voting starts on Oct. 23. Have your government-issued Photo ID when you go to vote. For a list of acceptable IDs, visit To get a free Kansas photo ID, go to

If you do not have your ID with you at the polls or do not appear on the voter roll as registered, you must be offered a Provisional Ballot. Contact your Election Office immediately after Nov. 2 to see what you can do to increase the chances of your Provisional Ballot being counted.

Plan now to exercise your right to vote!

Janice Walker

President of the LWV of Great Bend/Barton County

Great Bend