Johnson County Election Office predicting record turnout

Early voting has started in the 2020 presidential election
Posted at 9:55 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 10:55:08-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Voter turnout in Johnson County, Kansas, might set a record by the time all the votes are counted.

Johnson County Election Commissioner Connie Schmidt tweeted Thursday morning that officials are now predicting that 80% of eligible voters in the county will cast a ballot.

That figure eclipses the previous high of 78%, set in the 2008 presidential election.

As of Thursday morning, 215,362 voters in Johnson County had cast their ballots either in-person advance or by mail-in ballot. Roughly 40,000 mail-in ballots remain outstanding.

Schmidt said voters with mail-in ballots to return can utilize several drop boxes set up across the county.

Information on in-person early voting and drop box locations is available on the county election board’s website.