KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas Democratic Party announced Monday that its May 2 primary will be conducted completely by mail in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Democratic National Committee has approved the move, which means there will be no in-person voting for this year's primary election.
“The KDP recognizes that this is a significant chance to the electoral process, but remains confident that the mail-in ballot process will ensure all Kansas Democrats have the ability to make their voices heard during this important election,” the Kansas Democratic Party said in an e-mail.
More than 10% of polling locations for the scheduled May 2 primary already have terminated contracts with the KDP for the primary due to safety concerns related to COVID-19.
Ballots will be mailed March 30 to all Kansas Democrats currently registered and a supplemental mailing is planned a week later for newly registered Democats in the state.
The announcement has no bearing on other elections administered by the Kansas Secretary of State.
Additional information is available on kansasdems.org.