JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — The clock is ticking for people to get out and vote in Johnson County before Election Day.
Advance voting started two weeks ago on October 17th, and within the first few days, the Johnson County Election Office tweeted the large turn-out numbers.
Join the 47,393 Johnson County voters who've already cast their vote through the first five days of advance voting.— Johnson County Election Office (@jocoelection) October 23, 2020
All 10 locations will be open today, tomorrow, and all next week. For a full list of locations and hours, please visit https://t.co/9Yjv8LKoKi. pic.twitter.com/JkuybcZrUu
Johnson County Election Commissioner Connie Schmidt tweeted the most recent advance voting and mail-in ballot numbers on Friday morning.
She said 102,992 people have participated in advance voting as of Friday. Schmidt tweeted on Saturday morning that the high numbers of advance voters has cut the expected numbers way down for Election Day turnout.
Before actual advance voting- our Election Day pre-plan had 35 polling places expecting over 1,000 voters. As of yesterday we now have only 14 locations expecting over 1,000 voters. The majority of the county is now a calm shade of lavender because of advance voting. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/ascXtj5VWb— Connie Schmidt (@ConnieSchmidt2) October 31, 2020
The election office is still encouraging Johnson County residents to vote now ahead of Tuesday.
"Early voting locations will be open from 9am until 3pm on Saturday and then they close, all of our off-site locations. Monday morning, we are still open here (Johnson County Election Office) from 8am until noon for in-person early voting," said Schmidt.
Voters can cast their ballots early at the following locations:
- Oak Park Mall (former American Girl Store) 11149 West 95th Street, Overland Park
- Overland Park Convention Center 6000 College Blvd, Overland Park
- Olathe Indian Creek Library 16100 W 135th St, Olathe
- Arts and Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park
- Hilltop Conference Center at 7700 W 143rd St, Overland Park
- Johnson County Election Office at 2101 E Kansas City Road, Olathe
- Johnson County Northeast Offices at 6000 Lamar Ave, Mission
- Johnson County Sunset Office Building at 11811 S Sunset Dr, Olathe
- New Century Fieldhouse at 551 New Century Pkwy, Gardner
- Okun Fieldhouse at 20200 Johnson Dr, Shawnee