KCMO voters rush to cast last-minute absentee ballots Monday

KC Election Board Line
Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 20:39:13-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Voters in Kansas City, Missouri, rushed to the polls on Monday to cast their ballots ahead of Election Day.

At Union Station, voters were waiting upwards of two hours to cast their absentee ballots before the polls closed at 5 p.m. Monday.

Kansas City residents' reasons for voting on Monday varied widely.

"I figured the lines would be longer tomorrow (Tuesday)," said Seneitra Hall, who voted at Union Station.

"I am a breast cancer patient. I have a compromised immune system, and I thought that it would be a smaller crowd today as opposed to tomorrow," said Shawn Martin, who also voted at Union Station.

Even though the wait might sound tough, most voters at Union Station who spoke with 41 Action News said they didn't mind it.

"I actually enjoyed it because first of all, I was able to stand with somebody I knew by chance. Second of all, I was really, really glad to see so many people out voting," Judy Hutchison said.

Polls in Kansas City, Missouri, open at 6 a.m. on Election Day.