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From the Reference Desk...

This blog provides links to current resources to help you find what is new and noteworthy in the state of Kansas. State Library staff will highlight a topic of specific interest and supply links to important news and services in the state of Kansas.

Aug 23

Resources Available on KSGenWeb

Posted on August 23, 2018 at 9:58 AM by Sarah Tenfelde-Dubois

The reference desk gets many questions asking about community information, such as county and township material, and genealogy resources. Some may remember that the State Library of Kansas originally hosted Blue Skyways for the Kansas library community, which served as a tool for local communities to share information regarding their libraries, government and culture.

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Jul 24

Sample Ballots

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 2:27 PM by Brett Rurode

Sample Ballots

Wouldn’t it be great to view a sample ballot before walking into the voting booth??  Kansas sample ballots can be easily looked up at the following website:

Kansas Sample Ballots

If you do not see your sample ballot for the up-coming Primary, check with your county Elections Office:

Johnson County Sample Ballots

Douglas County Sample Ballots




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Jul 10

Resources for Kansas' 2018 primary elections

Posted on July 10, 2018 at 10:58 AM by Brian Herder

The 2018 Kansas primary elections are taking place on August 7. By Kansas law, voter registration and updates must be done 21 days or more before an election. The deadline for voter registration or updates for the 2018 Kansas primaries is therefore July 17.

For official voting resources, see the following links from the Kansas Secretary of State's website: