Early voting is underway in Kansas in advance of the August 2nd primary elections. KPR’s Stephen Koranda reports on how to vote before Election Day.
There are two ways to cast a ballot early in Kansas. You can request an advance ballot by mail or vote early in person. The in-person voting times vary by county, so contact your local election office to find out exactly when you can vote in person.
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew says it can be a good idea to vote early.
“Life intervenes and you maybe you can’t make it to polls, so this is a way that you can go ahead and make sure you get your vote cast,” says Shew.
Remember, in Kansas you need a photo ID to vote.
To vote by mail, you have to fill out an application and submit it to your county election office requesting a ballot. Shew says it takes time to mail out the ballots and for voters to send them back, so if you want to vote by mail, don’t wait until the last minute.