KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s an election year unlike any other.
As governments and health departments work to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, election officials are planning for this year’s elections in August and November.
On Thursday, the Johnson County, Kansas, Election office announced its plans to send advance voting-by-mail applications to every voter in the county.
Residents should start to receive the applications in May. The applications will include one for the primary elections in August, and one for the general election in November.
Voters who complete and return the from will be mailed ballots for the Aug. 4 and Nov. 3 elections. Johnson County voters do not need an excuse to request an advance ballot by mail.
“As we continue planning for this year’s elections, the health and safety of our voters and election workers are our top priorities,” election commissioner Connie Schmidt said in a release. “We want to make voting by mail as easy as possible, which is why we’re taking this pro-active step.”