Before Election Day, voter turnout in Johnson County reaches 57%

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 10:57:28-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Voter turnout in Johnson County, Kansas, has nearly reached 60% before Election Day.

Election Commissioner Connie Schmidt tweeted Monday that 57% of registered voters had voted early in person or by mail as of Saturday.

In total, nearly 260,000 of 452,706 registered voters had cast their ballot early as of Monday morning.

In 2016, around 296,000 voters cast their ballot for a 72.83% turnout.

There are 45,156 more people registered to vote in Johnson County for the 2020 election compared to 2016.

Schmidt said in-person advance voting will be open Monday only at the county’s election office from 8 a.m. to noon.

Those in line at noon will be able to vote.

Schmidt reminded those who still plan to vote by mail to have their ballots returned to one of the county’s eight drop boxes, which will be locked at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3 and received by Nov. 6 to be counted.

Polling places in Johnson County are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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