Douglas County voters showed up to the polls in droves Monday — the last opportunity to cast a ballot early, before Election Day.
Despite long lines, poll workers kept the pace moving pretty quickly. But under state law, the cutoff time to vote early was noon Monday. Polls will be open for 12 hours on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Here’s some quick info on how to cast your ballot on Tuesday:
All registered Kansas voters, including those who are registered as unaffiliated or Libertarian, may vote in this special primary. See what’s on the ballot at this link.
When to vote? Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. As long as you’re in line to vote by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to cast your ballot.
What do I need? Voters should bring state-issued IDs (such as driver’s licenses) to their assigned polling places to vote in person.
Where do I go? Registered Kansas voters can see sample ballots and find their assigned polling places by inputting their name and date of birth at this link on the Secretary of State’s website.
How to get there? All fixed-route and paratransit buses will be fare-free on Tuesday to help encourage voters get to the polls, as the city has done for the past several elections. Visit Lawrence Transit’s website for more information.
If you received an advance ballot to vote by mail, your ballot must be postmarked by Election Day to be counted if you’re mailing it back. In Douglas County, no stamp is required to mail your ballot back.
Advance ballots can also be dropped in dropboxes that are located outside the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St.; at the county elections office at 23rd and Louisiana; at Eudora, Lecompton and Baldwin city halls; at the Golf Course Superintendents Building or at Flory Meeting Hall.
On Election Day (Tuesday), ballots may be dropped at any Douglas County polling place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
More Douglas County voting information — including ways to look up your polling place or help someone else find theirs — is available at this link.