Due to increased interest in voting by mail caused by concerns about COVID-19, the Johnson County Election Office will send advance voting by mail applications to every voter in the county in May.
The mailing will include two applications, one each for the August and November elections. Instructions will be included for completing and returning the applications to the Election Office.
“As we continue planning for this year’s elections, the health and safety of our voters and election workers are our top priorities,” said Johnson County Election Commissioner Connie Schmidt. “We want to make voting by mail as easy as possible, which is why we’re taking this proactive step.”
Johnson County voters who return the advance voting by mail applications will be mailed ballots for the August 4 primary and November 3 general elections. Ballots will begin mailing three weeks before Election Day.
Commonly called “no-excuse” voting by mail, registered voters in Kansas can vote by mail for any reason in any election.
More information and updates on Election Office services affected by COVID-19 are available at jocoelection.org/COVID-19.