Advance voting in person for the Aug. 7 primary started Tuesday and advance voting by mail is in its second week.
Today, 913 continues its comprehensive coverage of local elections. In this issue you’ll find stories about contested Kansas House primaries in Johnson County and the primary for county sheriff. Next week, we’ll wrap up the Kansas House races and the county races with the 3rd District primary for County Commission.
We also offer a campaign notebook this week, with nuggets from the campaign trail.
Even more information can be found at The Star’s election website, midwestdemocracy.com. You’ll find news stories and blogs, biographical information about the candidates and a questionnaire the candidates were asked to answer.
To vote by mail, complete an application and fax to 913-791-8931, 913-791-8932 or 913-791-8933 or mail it to Johnson County Election Office, 2101 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS 66061. Applications are also available online at jocoelection.org at the election office and libraries. The application must be received at the election office before 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election.
Remember: A photo ID is now required to vote in Kansas. Advance voting is available at: Johnson County Election Office, 2101 E Kansas City Road, Olathe. Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 3; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4; 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 6 Great Mall of The Great Plains, 20345 W 151st St., Olathe. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 3; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4. Closed Aug. 6. Metcalf South Shopping Center, 9531 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. Hours: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 3; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4. Closed Aug. 6. Ten Quivira Plaza – Shawnee, 12156 Shawnee Mission Parkway. Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 3, Aug. 3; 9 a.m. to3 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4. Closed Aug. 6.