Election & Voting

Ballots will be delivered by mail to every registered voter in De Soto on or around June 1st, 2022.

The Election Office must receive all ballots by noon on June 21st, 2022 to be counted in the official election results. 

- Register to Vote Deadline: May 31st 
- Election Period: June 1st - June 21st
- Mail-In Ballots Due: June 21st @ at noon

Outgoing Envelope

Voter Registration

To vote in this election, you must be registered to vote!

However, voters who register after May 23rd, 2022 need to request a ballot from the JOCO Election Office
They will not be mailed on automatically. 

Voting Process

The Johnson County Election Office will mail ballots (in white & red envelopes) to all registered voters on or around June 1st. Simply mark your choice ("Yes" or "No), sign your name, and return the ballot by mail in the provided white & blue postage-paid envelope to the Johnson County Election Office. All ballots are due back to the election office by noon, June 21st.

Return Envelope

You can return your ballot in the prepaid envelope in the following ways:
- Your USPS mailbox or post office
- The drop box at The Johnson County Library - De Soto branch (33145 W 83rd St., De Soto, KS 66018)
- Mail-ballot drop box located outside Johnson County Election Office (2101 East Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS 66061)

Ballot Language

Ballot Language Approval: Approved by City Council on March 3rd, 2022.

Shall a retailers' sales tax in the amount of three quarters of one percent (.75%) be levied in the City of De Soto, Kansas (the "City"), for the purpose of financing capital improvement projects, including but not limited to, improving the City's streets and sidewalks, as well as the City's water, sewer, and drainage systems, and all things necessary and related to such improvements, with the collection of such sales tax to commence on October 1, 2022 (which will be after expiration of the previous three quarters of one percent (.75%) city-wide retailers' sales tax), and shall terminate ten years from the date of imposition, all pursuant to K.S.A. 12-187 et seq., and K.S.A. 12-195?

Voting ‘Yes’ would approve the sales tax renewal and allow the City of De Soto to use the approximately $600,000 generated each year to fund the City's infrastructure projects.

Voting ‘No’ would not approve the sales tax renewal and the sales tax would expire in July of 2022. The City would have to consider alternative ways to fund capital improvement projects.

sales tax ballot