Today, the Johnson County Election Office will mail ballots for the August primary election to over 90,000 voters in the county. The number of ballots being mailed surpasses the total number of votes cast in the 2016 (78,653), 2012 (64,459), and 2008 (77,875) primary elections.
Johnson County Election Commissioner Connie Schmidt is encouraging voters who receive ballots in the mail to do three important things:
Follow instructions for filling out their ballot and ballot envelope. Each ballot includes new, easy-to-follow instructions for filing out the ballot and ballot envelope.
Provide a quality signature on their ballot envelope. Voters are required to sign their ballot envelope. Signatures are verified before ballots are counted. Providing a quality signature ensures the voter’s ballot will be counted without issue.
Return their voted ballot as soon as possible. Voters can mail their ballots back to the Election Office or return them to the 24-hour, drive-thru ballot boxes at the Election Office, located at 2101 East Kansas City Road in Olathe, just south of Bass Pro Shops.
In May, the Election Office mailed advance voting applications to every registered voter for the 2020 elections to help reduce traffic at in-person voting locations and keep voters and election workers safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Voters who haven’t applied to vote by mail in the August primary election still have time to apply before the Tuesday, July 28 deadline. The Election Office will continue to mail ballots daily through that date.
Voters can print applications pre-filled with their information from the Johnson County Election Office’s website at voter.jocoelection.org.