With the move to a new house, and a new county, there’s a new polling place.
The polling place for Sarcoxie Township is at an old one-room schoolhouse just north of Lawrence. They also use a optical scanning method pretty much the same as the one in Douglas County.
For the Republican Primary, there were only two contested seats, plus one ballot question. Here’s how I voted.
US Congress, KS-2: Lynn Jenkins
The Republican Primary has been somewhat contested between the incumbent state Treasurer and former Congressman Jim Ryun over their respective service records. I choose Jenkins mainly because I wanted to vote out the Democratic incumbent, and I doubt the person the was previously defeated would be able to re-claim his seat.
County Attorney: Caleb Stegall
The Kansas Court district Jefferson County is in is shared with neighboring counties, each county having its own attorney. In the larger counties, such as Shawnee, Douglas, Johnson, and Wyandotte, the court district is contiguous with the county, and therefore, they are considered District Attorneys.
Stegall’s campaign against his opponent, the incumbent county attorney, mainly challenged his effectiveness. I did not see any campaign material from his opponent.
Sales Tax Issue: Yes
Jefferson County also had a sales tax issue on the docket. It was a 1% tax with a 6 year Sunset clause for road improvement. There was no campaign material for or against, and the tax is very likely a renewal of an existing tax issue.
All other positions on the ballot were unopposed, except for township treasurer, which did not have a Republican candidate.