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Kansas democrats to hold May primary completely by mail

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 12:27:16-04

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.