There is so much confusion about voting, that some clarification and assistance is called for. Of course, voting in person is an option, and that can be done early or on election day. But voting by mail is also an option and is more important these days because of the pandemic.

Here in Lyon County, and presumably elsewhere in Kansas, you can request mail ballots easily. Here is how to do it online:

Have your drivers license or other proper ID handy.

Log onto ksvotes.org. You can do it on your computer, tablet, or smart phone.

Enter your personal information (name, birthdate, email, and phone number).

Then click on “Check my registration.”

You will then be offered the options: “Change my registration” or “Apply for Advance Ballot”. (If you’ve moved since your last voting activity, click on the first option to do that part.) Then click on “Apply for Advance Ballot.”

The system will ask if you want a ballot for the General election or “Permanent vote by mail.” Unless you have a verifiable disability, the second option is not for you. Go to the General election.

You will need to enter – or confirm – your address and confirm that it is correct.

It will then ask you for your drivers license number or non-drivers ID card number. Do so, and click on “Next.”

You will then be shown an image of your application. Check it for accuracy, and then scroll down to the Signature block.

Enter your signature by finger or mouse, so that it is recognizable, is probably the most problematic part of this process. You may have to clear it numerous times until you get it close to right. Alternatively, if you have access to a printer, you may wish to print out the application, sign it in ink, and send it to your election supervisor (in this county, it’s Tammy Vopat, 430 Commercial, Emporia KS 66801.)

If you do sign on line, complete the process and check off on the Affirmation screen.

Done.

Note that every county will have mail ballot drop boxes at or near the county courthouse. This would be the surest method of getting them counted, especially if the mail service is slow.

Douglas McGaw

Emporia

(28) comments

ibtirish

If Trump was Guilty of all accused with and yet somehow got away with it then he must be the smartest criminal of all time, BUT WAIT I thought he was supposed to be stupid ???? Fires, disease, WOW Must be a powerful man

Aim_High

Sounds logical, but replace Trump with Biden and your opinion suddenly changes.

KB Thomas

Aim high, it appears to me that you have been educated far, far beyond your intelligence so, I will leave you with this thought: be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. Call me for coffee, I will not bite you or if you want a public debate, let me know and with kind personal regards, have a nice evening. I have several deals closing, so it will be Saturday when I can meet you for coffee.

Aim_High

Ok sounds good, see you there.

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Aim_High

KB says "Stop reading these 3rd rate magazines, go to X22 or trunews"

What a funny guy! LMAO!!!

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Aim_High

Wow, those are some racist comments on that youtube video... not really surprised though since the only people who watch and comment on this garbage is right wing extremist. There is also no "wealth of knowledge" in that video, there is actually zero knowledge because it's all bs.

KB Thomas

Aim high, don't you know that international corporations control Google. The word conspiracy was invented by CIA and when the public believes everything in print and on TV, then their disinformation campaign will be complete.

Aim_High

I've tried "Trump leads Biden by 10 points in Military Poll 9/10/20" in 6 different search engines, they all bring up Newsweek. Can't you just tell me what search engine you're using instead of adding more CIA conspiracy nonsense? ACTIVE military a.k.a. "the troops" are not "voting for Trump", period!

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Aim_High

Didn't raise a single hair on my back, however I think I might be slightly dumber after watching that. Imagine wasting your life watching this type of garbage everyday. Sad.

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Aim_High

Alex Jones dumped this guy, now he's on Hagmann, lol. He will say anything to sell more of his "survival food" He runs NaturalNews.com and WalkingScience.com, both shill sites which promote alternative medicine and conspiracy theories. Anti-Vax, AIDS denier, quack cancer treatments, etc. He is so bad even other quacks call him a quack! LOL! Mike Adams and his NaturalNews.com is on the Wikipedia blacklist for spamming false or fabricated information. If you cite Mike Adams on anything whatsoever, you are almost certainly going to be wrong!

Mike Adams claims "detoxing" after vaccination will let you avoid their bad effects. Come on KB, are you really dumb enough to take what this guy says as fact???!!

KB Thomas

Aim High Newsweek is part of the CIA's international network for propaganda.

Aim_High

When searching what you said "Trump leads Biden by 10 points in Military Poll 9/10/20" Newsweek is the first page that comes up. No website matches exactly what you asked us to review. Maybe you should learn how to post a link, especially if it's to some obscure conspiracy theorist site that doesn't have a good google ranking.

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Aim_High

From your "review" contained a newsweek poll conducted amongst military families, not active service only i.e. "the troops";

"A separate poll, conducted by Military Times and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, found drastically different results among active-duty service members. According to this poll, 43.1 percent of active-duty service members said they'd vote for Biden, compared with 37.4 that chose Trump.

While the poll found Trump leading the former vice president among military households, his support from the group has decreased, as an exit poll from 2016, conducted by Morning Consult, found 57 percent saying they voted for Trump, while 39 said Hillary Clinton."

Either way, your statement "The troops are voting for trump" is fake news. The troops are split between Biden and Trump, and the percentage of troops voting Republican is shrinking. Good day.

KB Thomas

What this country needs is a political environmental protection agency to counter fake news of the radical left that is threatening to undermine democracy first in the sixties and now---more insidiously than ever---in the form of social injustice warriors, the deep state, and compromised institutions like academia and mainstream media. If the Dems win, our nation will be transformed beyond recognition with the green deal, socialized medicine, abortion on demand, open borders, abolishing the electoral College, packing the Supreme Court, and a end to free speech. Freedom is just one generation away from extinction. The future of freedom rests on the reelection of Donald Trump. America is on the hook for 27 Trillion, so all these socialized give me's just won't work.

Aim_High

Lol, more fake news. The majority of America supports some form of socialized healthcare, i.e. Medicare the rest of your post is just old scare tactic nonsense. The future of freedom rests on unifying this country, something Trump has proven he can't and has no intention of doing.

KB Thomas

Biden and his family has betrayed America in their shady dealings with China and Ukraine. Obama gave millions to Iran and look at the Clinton foundation. America is tired of these criminals. This is what I all the Just US syste..

Aim_High

Speaking of criminals, let's have a look at criminal indictments by Administration.

(D) Obama - 0

(R) Ford - 1

(D) Carter - 1

(R) Bush Sr. - 1

(D) Clinton - 2

(R) Bush Jr. - 16

(R) Reagan - 26

(R) Nixon - 76

(R) President Donald J. Trump - 216

If America is as tired of these criminals as you claim, maybe you should stop voting for the party that represents 99% of criminal indictments.

KB Thomas

The troops are voting for Trump.

Aim_High

Biden is leading Trump among active military by 4%.... also 42% of active duty troops "strongly disapprove" of Trump. This poll was also before anyone knew the terrible things Trump says about our fallen soldiers. To believe the "troops are voting for Trump" is wishful thinking at best.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/08/31/as-trumps-popularity-slips-in-latest-military-times-poll-more-troops-say-theyll-vote-for-biden/

KB Thomas

Trump is very popular with the Trumps as he is bringing them home. Concerning John McCain research the Keating 5 and how McCain damaged an air craft carrier. Not good, so sad. He used to think that he was rounded third and head's home but, he was born on 3rd base. Biden is not looking well and might be replaced before election. Main stream America is not buying the fake news corporate rags

Aim_High

Trump is very popular with the Trumps? I know he's pretty popular with Ivanka, we've all seen the lapdance video...

Trump also calls POW's like John McCain losers and makes statements like "I like people who weren't captured." Not surprising at all to find out the nasty things he said about fallen troops and vets. Pretty sad you support a person who feels this way.

KB Thomas

Trump has increased wages, benefits, new policies concerning long time employees who think they can not be fired and my daughter gave up a 100 thousand dollar a year job because of the old VA policies and she now has 15 people under her in private practice..

KB Thomas

Aim High you are full of balony and I am a Vietnam veteran and you do not have the guts to put your name on line because you are a left wing nut so. Please aim a little higher or you will shoot your foot off. Trump has more accomplishments than any President in my lifetime. I like the way he has rebuilt the military and at this time the U.S. has out spent the nearest 20 countries as Obama almost destroyed the country with his Marxist leanings. Review Obama the Maxist at Occidental College. Obama is now worth 54 million, not bad for a community organizer. He gave all living Presidents a 17 % increase in retirement benefits.

Aim_High

I see the military and veterans are split on this issue; with those who are disgusted by Trump calling fallen veterans suckers/losers, and those who don't care/blindly follow Trump no matter what he says. I see you're in the latter group, sad.

I hear it's even worse when Trump is in private... he says things like ""My f------ generals are a bunch of -------," WOW! I support the troops and would never vote to put someone in command who talks this way. Your turning a blind eye to this and changing the subject to blaming Obama is a real shame. What does Obama giving a 17 % increase in retirement benefits have to do with Trump disparaging our troops? Saaaad!!

Aim_High

KB Thomas is proud our military outspends the next 10 (NOT 20) countries COMBINED, but also feels a 17% pay increase for the most important job in the world goes too far.

KB Thomas

Trump has rebuilt the military while Obama gave over a Million in cash to Iran and Trump is bringing the troops home while Biden is making millions from China and Ukrane. This is what I Call The Just US system.The Dems sent our industry to China and raised their Middle class from 5% to 35%. Trump has made America great again. He is in the process of reforming the Federal Reserve which is made up of Central Bankers all over the world. The New World order prople hate Trump. People like George Sorus want to destroy America and he is paying these thugs to divide America. The power of prayer will give Trump 4 more years and maybe God is bringing his rath on California through fires and I am predicting a bad California earthquake before election. Review Harbinger 2 YouTube.......an ancient Bible secret is revealed by Johnathn Cohn and Review Harbinger 1.....On ground zero a church was protected by a cypress tree. George Washington gave the first presidential speech saying "As long as America Honor God, God will protect America......Since 1965 America has been going down hill in so many ways. The beginning of knowledge is the fear of God. Most people do not believe that today.

Aim_High

Sad to see you supporting a man who calls our military vets suckers and losers KB.

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Aim_High

More like vote blue if you actually support our troops, vote red if you claim to support our troops but actually support a draft dodger who calls our fallen soldiers "suckers" and "losers".

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