Demand for mail ballots surges in Johnson County

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 14:49:52-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to register to vote in next month’s primary, voters in Johnson County appear ready to vote.

Connie Schmidt, Johnson County Election Commissioner, said the county has received nearly 90,000 applications to vote by mail in the Aug. 4 primary.

That figure is higher than the entire turnout in the last three August primary elections held in 2016, 2012 and 2008.

The increase is likely attributable in part to actions taken this spring by the election office to send voting-by-mail applications to every voter in the county.

Ballots will be mailed to voters starting July 15. Advance voting at seven locations gets underway on July 20.

More information is available on the county’s website.