Local election to decide mayor, council seats

Local election to decide mayor, council seats
Posted on 09/07/2023
2023 Local Election text over photo of voter stickers

Lenexa voters will have the opportunity to vote in local elections for city, school district and other offices this fall. 

The general election will be held Nov. 7, 2023. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 17. Advance voting by mail will begin Oct. 18 with advance voting in person available from Oct. 28–Nov. 6.

Each of Lenexa’s four council wards is represented by two council members, who are elected to four-year terms. One councilmember is up for election in each ward every two years. To find out which council ward you live in, go to Lenexa.com/WardMap.

The following candidates are running for positions on the Lenexa Governing Body:

  • Mayor: Joe Karlin, Julie Sayers
  • City Council Ward 1: Bethany Griffith, Courtney Eiterich,* 
  • City Council Ward 2: Jermaine Jamison, Mark Charlton
  • City Council Ward 3: Chelsea Williamson, Dan Roh*
  • City Council Ward 4: Christopher Herron, Michael Elliott


The new mayor and councilmembers will be sworn in at the Dec. 5, 2023, City Council meeting. Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month at Lenexa City Hall. You can also watch recordings of past meetings at Lenexa.com.

To see your sample ballot, find your polling place or learn more about voting in Johnson County, visit JoCoElection.org.

I want to support a candidate. Where can I put up a sign?

An election period (45 days before and two days after an election) is the only time signs are allowed in the right of way — generally the one foot behind the sidewalk. Signs must be set 6 feet back from the back of the curb and cannot be placed between the curb and sidewalk. 

Yard signs that aren’t in the right of way can stay up for 90 days. You must have the consent of the property owner to place a sign.

Signs may not exceed 6 square feet in area, 4 feet in height or 5 pounds in weight (including the sign and its mounting system). 

Signs may not be placed in public parks, on public property (like the area around public buildings), in medians and in locations near intersections where they can obstruct sight distance.

Signs that don’t comply with these rules can be removed by City staff.

Published Sept. 7, 2023