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Sep 22

Register and Vote

Posted on September 22, 2017 at 4:06 PM by Kristy Bansemer

Did you know elections for the Derby Board of Education and Derby City Council arevote coming up?

On November 7, you have the opportunity to choose new school board and city council representatives, and some good people have filed for election.

Five people are running for three seats on the school board. Regardless of where you live in USD 260, you get to vote for three of the five candidates.

If you also live in the city limits of Derby, your ballot will include selection of a city council member. While most city residents will get a ballot with only one person running for city council, those who live in Ward 3 in the middle of town (generally between James and Kay streets, but check the ward map) get to choose between two people.

As a U.S. citizen, not only is voting your number one right and duty, it matters. The people we elect this fall will make difficult and important school policy and funding decisions. They will have four years to affect the quality of city services and growth.

To vote, you must be registered by October 17 with the Sedgwick County Election Office, be a United States citizen, and be at least 18 years old. You need to re-register if you have changed your name, address or party affiliation.

You may register to vote for the first time or change your current registration information online at You need a valid Kansas driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card. If you do not have either one, register to vote using a Kansas Voter Registration Application and submit it to the Election Office at 501 N. Main St. in Wichita. Applications are available at the Election Office and the Derby Public Library (1600 E. Walnut Grove).

If you are registering for the first time in Kansas, you must submit evidence of U.S. citizenship. Find a list of acceptable citizenship documents at

Look for more information coming soon about when and where to vote in the November 7 election.

Randy White

Published in the Derby Informer on Sept. 20, 2017.