Your Voice, Your Health

Welcome to “Vote for Your Health,” a dedicated space for the residents of Douglas County, Kansas, to find all the essential information about voting. Here, we emphasize the profound impact that your vote can have on healthcare policies and your well-being. 

By participating in local and national elections, you help shape the decisions that affect the availability, quality, and affordability of healthcare in your community.

Why Voting Matters for Your Health

Voting is a powerful tool for advocating for better healthcare. Elected officials make crucial decisions on issues ranging from healthcare funding and public health emergencies to preventative care and environmental regulations that impact public health. By voting, you influence:

  • Healthcare Policies: Your vote can determine the future of healthcare services, including mental health, women’s health, children’s health, and elderly care.
  • Insurance Coverage: Decisions on Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance coverage are significantly influenced by the people we choose to represent us.
  • Public Health Resources: Voting impacts how resources are allocated for emergency preparedness, pandemic response, and other critical public health needs.
  • Environmental Health Laws: Your vote helps decide on laws and regulations affecting clean air, clean water, and safe food.

Are You Registered?

How to Register to Vote: Ready to make a difference? Start by ensuring you’re registered to vote. Douglas County residents can register online, by mail, or in person. For more details on voter registration and to check your registration status, click here Douglas County Voter Registration.

Resources for Voters: Need assistance or have questions? Check out these resources:

  • Douglas County Election Office: Offers comprehensive information on voter registration, polling locations, and upcoming elections.
  • Voting Accessibility: Information on services available for voters with disabilities.
  • Voter ID Requirements: Understand what identification you need to bring to the polls.

 

Your vote is a key ingredient in shaping the health policies that affect you, your family, and your community. In Douglas County, we have the power to influence our healthcare system. Remember, every vote counts in making our voices heard in the corridors of power where decisions about our health are made.

 

Be proactive about your health and your community’s future. Register to vote today and mark your calendar with the election dates. Let’s ensure our community remains a place where health is a priority. Your vote is your voice – make it heard!

Key Voting Dates & Info

Stay informed about key voting dates and find the most convenient polling places to ensure your voice is heard. 

2024 Primary Election

  • Monday, June 3 (noon): Deadline to change your party affiliation to participate in the 2024 primary election.
  • Tuesday, July 16: Deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration information to participate in the 2024 primary election.
  • Wednesday, July 17: First day of advance voting. Advance ballots by mail are transmitted. In-person advance voting may begin. Check with your county election officer for specific times and locations.
  • Tuesday, July 30: Last day to apply for an advance voting mail ballot.
  • Monday, August 5: In-person advance voting ends at noon.
  • Tuesday, August 6: PRIMARY ELECTION (All advance ballots by mail bust be postmarked by Election Day and received by Friday, August 9.)

 

2024 General Election

  • Tuesday, October 15: Deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration information to participate in the 2024 general election.
  • Wednesday, October 16: First day of advance voting. Advance ballots by mail are transmitted. In-person advance voting may begin. Check with your county election officer for specific times and locations.
  • Tuesday, October 29: Last day to apply for an advance voting mail ballot.
  • Monday, November 4: In-person advance voting ends at noon.
  • Tuesday, November 5: GENERAL ELECTION (All advance ballots by mail must be postmarked by Election Day and received by Friday, November 8.)