Kansas extends advance voting; Other changes in store for local primaries

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas residents wanting to vote in Tuesday's local primary elections should be aware of changes in polling places prompted by a massive winter storm.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach extended the deadline for advanced ballots to be turned in from noon to 7 p.m. Monday.

Officials in Reno and Shawnee counties have already decided to consolidate all polling places for Tuesday's elections.

Shawnee County's 70 polling will be consolidated into Heritage Hall at the Kansas Expocentre. And all Reno County voting will take place at the county courthouse.

Election officials say they are consolidating voting sites out of concern for workers making it to polling places and problems transporting and testing voting machines.

All polling places will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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