Archive for Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Primary candidates prepared for election

July 28, 2004

Advance voting is in full swing in Leavenworth County.

Helen Klinkenberg of the Leavenworth County clerk's office, said Tuesday that she's mailed about 450 ballots to county residents for Tuesday's primary election.

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"About 210 of those have come back," Klinkenberg said. "I hope we get more back this week."

In addition, she said, "We've had about 234 who've come in and voted here in the office already."

Friday is the deadline for voters to apply for advance voting ballots to be mailed to them.

Advance ballots must be returned to the Leavenworth County clerk's office by 7 p.m. Election Day.

And noon Monday is the deadline for voters to vote in advance in person at the county clerk's office.

Polls on Tuesday will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Leavenworth County Clerk Linda Scheer reminded voters in the Glenwood/Fairmount Precinct who vote at Glenwood Ridge Elementary that Leavenworth County Road 2 (158th Street) is closed between U.S. Highway 24-40 and Evans Road. Evans Road is open for traffic.

"I wanted to make sure the people down there knew about County Road 2," Scheer said.

This year, because the Democratic primary will be open, unaffiliated voters may choose to vote a Democratic ballot, without officially affiliating with the Democratic Party, Scheer said.

The Republican primary will be closed, meaning voters who are registered Republicans may vote a Republican ticket, along with unaffiliated voters who officially affiliate with the Republican Party.

Registered Republicans and Democrats are not allowed to change their party affiliation on Election Day.

According to Klinkenberg, this is the breakdown of registered voters in Leavenworth County:

  • Republican: 14,140.
  • Democrat: 11,687.
  • Unaffiliated: 11,751.
  • Libertarians: 244.
  • Reform: 39.

Scheer also reminded first-time voters to take identification with them to polling places.

She said valid forms of identification are: current and valid driver's license or non-driver's identification card issued by the Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles; current utility bill; bank statement; paycheck; government check; other government document showing the name and current address of the voter.

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