Primary election day set March 19

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By Sophia Misle

Kansas will experience its third Presidential Preference Primary Election Day on March 19.

Voters will mark their ballot to indicate their preference for a particular candidate to be their party’s presidential nominee. Then, delegates from the Republican and Democratic parties will use these results when voting to formally select a presidential nominee at the parties’ national conventions.

The Johnson County Election Office website at provides an opportunity for voters to review the candidates representing each party.

There are three ways to vote in Johnson County – by mail, early in-person and in-person on Election Day. Registered voters who requested an advance-voting by - mail ballot before Feb. 19 or those with permanent advance voting status will receive their advance ballot after Feb. 28. Per state law, advance ballots begin transmitting 20 days before Election Day.

Advance ballots by mail must be postmarked by Election Day or returned to a ballot drop box by 7 p.m. on Election Day. The U.S. Postal Service recommends voters return their mail ballot at least one week prior to Election Day.

In-person advance voting, which does not require an application, will begin March 9. Locations and hours can be found at

Voters who choose to mark their ballot in-person on Election Day must do so at their assigned polling place, which can be found at Polling places open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

It’s essential to note that photographic identification is mandatory for in-person voting, in accordance with state law.

For more information about the Presidential Preference Primary Election, visit or call 913-715-6800. Updates and election results can also be found on Facebook @jocoelection.

Sophia Misle is the communications coordinator at the Johnson County Election Office.