KC metro voters hurry to election offices ahead of Tuesday

Some waited an hour to vote at Union Station
Posted at 4:42 PM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 18:58:59-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — People flocked to election offices and polling spots all over the Kansas City metro on Saturday to cast their ballot ahead of Election Day.

At Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, the line wrapped around the election office floor to vote absentee.

"It's wild," Grace Katzmar, who voted Saturday at Union Station, said. "It's really wild to see this line, but also really amazing to see how many people realize that this is an important election."

The wait was an hour long as Union Station was the only satellite location open the weekend prior to Election Day.

Voters said they would wait as long as it takes because they want their voices heard.

"I don't believe in complaining about situations if you don't do the necessary steps for change," Voter DL Marshall said.

Over in Johnson County, the wait at the election office was much shorter for advance voting. 41 Action News met several voters at the election office, including future voter Kylie Johnson, who was there watching her dad cast his ballot.

"It's interesting," she said. "I didn't know there was so much about it, and we were talking about the rules of Kansas and how you can vote."

She said learning about the process and importance of it makes her want to vote when she turns 18.

"You just need your opinion out there, and if no one votes, it's just going to be non-democracy," Johnson said.

Johnson County's off site locations close after 3 p.m. on Saturday. Residents can still vote early on Monday at the Johnson County Election Office from 8 a.m. until noon.