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What you need to know to vote in KCMO’s mayoral election Tuesday

Posted at 2:25 PM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 09:08:55-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Voters in Kansas City, Missouri, will pick a new mayor Tuesday.

Current council members Jolie Justus and Quinton Lucas are facing off in the general election.

Polling locations across the city open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Aside from choosing a mayor, voters will select city council members, decide whether to cap incentives for developers and decide if municipal judges should retain office.

To see a sample ballot specific to your district and find your polling location, visit the Secretary of State’s website and enter your address.

Elections offices expect about 70,000 of Kansas City’s 329,000 registered voters to participate in Tuesday’s election.

Jackson and Cass counties have roughly 209,000 registered voters in Kansas City. A spokesperson expects 25 percent to vote.

In Clay County, the elections office expects 12 percent of the 86,000 voters registered in Kansas City to vote.

In Platte County, leaders estimate between 20 and 25 percent of the 33,199 voters registered in Kansas City will vote.

In order to cast a ballot, registered voters must show a form of identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, college ID from a Missouri university or utility bill showing their registered address.