Don't forget to go out and vote tomorrow. Although local elections might seem unimportant, they can have a major impact on your life. Because turnout is notoriously low, your vote can also have a major impact on the outcome of each race.
In Lawrence, the fate of the domestic partner registry may be determined by the City Commission election. Issues of quality of life, preservation, the power of real estate developers will also decide the race for three open seats. The Lawrence School Board is also up for a vote. School board candidates recently discussed their positions on the issue of domestic partner benefits.
Elsewhere, there have been signs that the religious right is once again making a run to take over local school boards.
Polls are open 7 am to 7 pm.
Kansas Equality PAC has endorsed the following candidates, who are "committed to supporting the issues of the LGBT community."
The endorsed candidates are:
Clearwater City Council
Lawrence City Commission
Carey Maynard-Moody http://www.voteforcarey.com/
David Schauner http://voteschauner.org/index.cfm
Dennis "Boog" Highberger
Park City City Council - District 4
Wichita City Council - District 2
USD 259 (Wichita School Board) - District 3MAINPAC, the political action committee started by the MAINstream Coalition, has endorsed candidates for school board and Johnson County Community College Trustees. Kansas Families United for Public Education have endorsed these candidates.