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Oct 21

Reasons to Vote

Posted on October 21, 2021 at 4:17 PM by Kristy Bansemer

November 2 is Election Day. And Derbyites have good reasons to vote. Every Derby citizen can vote for a City Council member and four positions on the Derby Board of Education. Choosing your elected officials can make a difference in what Derby looks like over the next four years.

You have three convenient voting options.

Your first option is to vote early by mail. Download an advance voting application at or call the Election Office at 660-7100. Complete the application and mail, email, or fax it to the Election Office.

Your voted ballot must be returned to the Election Office, any early voting location, or an Election Day polling location by 7 p.m. on Nov. 2. You may also drop off your ballot at the ballot box outside the Derby Public Library. If mailing, your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received no later than three days after the election.

Military and overseas voters can vote in federal elections by submitting a completed Federal Post Card Application. This allows a ballot to be mailed 45 days before the election.

Your second option is to vote early in person by visiting the Early Vote Center most convenient for you. (It does not have to be your assigned polling location).

Vote early in person at (A) the Sedgwick County Election Office, 501 N. Main, Suite 101, Oct. 18-Nov. 1, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ends at noon on Nov. 1) or (B) Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 431 S. Woodlawn in Derby, Oct. 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Your third option is to vote at your assigned polling place on Election Day (Nov. 2) from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 Find your assigned polling place on your voter card, by calling 660-7100, or use the VoterView link on the Election website.

For more information or if you have questions, call the Election Office at 660-7100 or visit For 24-hour voter information call 660-7120.

Remember, your vote matters.

Kristy Bansemer
Communications Director

Published in the Derby Informer on Oct. 20, 2021.