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Johnson County election officials urge voters to wait for mail-in ballot

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 13:54:07-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Saturday marked the first day of advance in-person voting in Johnson County, Kansas, and election officials are urging voters to be patient.

Johnson County Elections Office Administrator Nathan Carter said Monday that voters who requested a mail-in ballot should wait for their ballot to arrive in the mail.

Voters who have requested a mail-in ballot who attempt to vote in-person are required to cast a provisional ballot, something nearly 1,000 Johnson County voters did on Saturday.

Carter said doing so delays counting results, as provisional ballots aren’t counted until Nov. 11.

In total, nearly 8,000 voters turned out at several early in-person voting locations Saturday.

Advance voting continues during the weekday and on Saturdays. More details on locations, days and hours is available at Jocoelection.org.