Questions and answers about voter registration in Wyandotte County

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, and voter registration closes soon. Here are some questions and answers with Election Commissioner Bruce Newby about voter registration in Wyandotte County.

Question: Do you have any general information on voter registration for the Wyandotte Daily?

Answer: The deadline to apply for voter registration is Tuesday, Oct. 16th. Applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline. Additional details are found on our website at www.wycovotes.org

Question: Where and how can people register, and how is voter registration going in Wyandotte County?

Answer: A citizen with a Kansas Driver’s License or Nondriver’s Identification Card may register to vote online. A citizen can also download the voter registration application from our website, fill it out, sign it and mail, fax or email the application to the Election Office. Our email address is election@wycokck.org.

In-person voter registration is available at 15 locations in the county. I have attached the list of voter registration locations. (The list is at the bottom of this story.)

Voter registration for the August primary was 80,897. The number of registered voters has increased since then to 82,400.

Question: Do you have a statement about a voter letter that went out to some Wyandotte County residents about sending in their information for mail-in ballots – a letter that wasn’t sent out by the election commissioner’s office?

Answer: Many voters have received an application to vote by mail from an out-of-state entity, the Voter Participation Center. Many voters have used the application to apply using the form provided. However, voters are cautioned to be sure that they are sending their application to the Wyandotte County Election Office. We have evidence that some voters have received the application but also received an envelope addressed to a different Kansas county election officer.

This letter has also been confusing to our voters who are permanent advance voters as well as many who had already applied for a mail ballot. If a voter has already applied or is on the permanent list, they do not need to apply again.

On a positive note, the application has been submitted by many voters in the past few days.

To date, there are 5,960 voters who have applied to receive a ballot by mail. We encourage all voters who have applied for a ballot by mail to vote by mail. Please do not also try to vote in person during early voting or on Election Day. It is illegal to vote or attempt to vote more than once.

VOTER REGISTRATION

DOWNTOWN LOCATIONS

Unified Government Clerk’s Office, Municipal Office Bldg – Room 323 (City Hall)
701 N. 7th St., RM 323
Kansas City, KS 66101

Kansas City Kansas Main Public Library (Information Desk)
625 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101

El Centro Inc.
650 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101

Wyandotte County Election Office
850 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101

CENTRAL LOCATIONS

Donnelly College – (Student Services Office)
608 N. 18th St.
Kansas City, KS 66102

ROSEDALE LOCATIONS

Rosedale Development Association
1403 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66103

ARGENTINE LOCATIONS

South Branch Library
3104 Strong Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66106

ARMOURDALE LOCATIONS

Armourdale Renewal Association
Armourdale Recreation Center
730 Osage Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66105

WEST LOCATIONS

Neighborhood Resource Center
4953 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66102

K C K Community College (Jewell Student Center, Lower Level)
7250 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66112

Wyandotte West Branch Library (Circulation)
1737 N. 82nd St.
Kansas City, KS 66112

PIPER LOCATIONS

Piper U S D #203 (District Office)
3130 N. 122nd St.
Kansas City, KS 66109

EDWARDSVILLE LOCATIONS

City Clerk’s Office (Edwardsville City Hall)
690 S. 4th St.
Edwardsville, KS 66111

BONNER SPRINGS LOCATIONS

City Clerk’s Office (Bonner Springs City Hall)
205 E. 2nd St.
Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Bonner Springs City Library (check-out desk)
201 N. Nettleton
Bonner Springs. KS 66012

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