Early voting in person continues Monday

Early voting in person continues Monday, Aug. 1, in Wyandotte County.

Registered voters who want to cast a ballot in person in advance of primary Election Day may vote in person from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 1, at the Wyandotte County Election Office, 850 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

That will be the only location open for advance voting on Monday.

Registered voters may choose to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at their assigned polling places. Voters have been sent postcards with information about their polling places. Voters also may check their polling places at Voter View, https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView or by calling the Election Office at 913-573-8500.

Those voters who sent for a mail-in ballot should return them by 7 p.m. Election Day, Aug. 2. More details on returning them are available at wycovotes.org.

The ballots may be returned by mail, postmarked by Aug. 2; by Aug. 2 to one of three ballot drop boxes; to the Election Office at 850 State Ave.; or to the assigned polling place on Aug. 2. Drop box locations include the Election Office at 850 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas; Edwardsville City Hall, 690 S. 4th St., Edwardsville; and West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas. For more details see https://wyandottedaily.com/early-voting-in-person-starts-saturday/ or wycovotes.org.

Registered voters can learn their district number and see what will be on their ballot at Voter View, https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView.

On everyone’s ballot in the primary election is a constitutional amendment on abortion.

Some links to stories about the constitutional amendment:




Primary contests for U.S. Senate, U.S. representative, governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer and commissioner of insurance also are on the ballot. Stories about some of these contests may be found at https://wyandottedaily.com/category/election-2022/.

A good resource on the statewide and U.S. House and Senate candidates may be found at










State representative primary contests have opposition throughout Wyandotte County.

State representative candidates are listed at:


Other state representative stories include:






Also on the ballot are judges in the state’s 29th District, which includes Wyandotte County District Court.

Two of the 10 judicial positions here have opposition in the Democratic primary.
They include incumbent Judge Tony Martinez, who faces opposition from David Patryzkont; and incumbent Judge Wesley Griffin, who faces a challenge from Candice Alcaraz.

Judge Wes Griffin is a past prosecutor in the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s office and was legal counsel in the legal department of the city of Kansas City, Kansas. In his position as a judge in Wyandotte County juvenile and criminal courts he has presided over 100 trials. Griffin is currently also a judge in the Wyandotte County Drug Court Program. Griffin is a graduate of Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas. He attended Kansas City Kansas Community College and Washburn University and earned his juris doctor degree from Washburn University School of Law. See more at https://wyandottedaily.com/judge-griffin-runs-for-re-election/.

Candice Alcaraz is a prosecutor for the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office, since 2016. Her cases have included homicides, robberies, narcotics, assault and battery. She is the only black woman running for Wyandotte County judge in 2022. She served as community service chair of the Wyandotte County Bar Association from 2020 to 2021. She has volunteered with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City and the Kansas City, Kansas, West Kiwanis Club. See more at https://www.facebook.com/candiceforjudge.

Judge Tony Martinez won election in 2018 and has more than 25 years of experience as an attorney, handling criminal law, juvenile, family law, probate, trust and estate cases. From the south side of Kansas City, Kansas, Martinez is from a second-generation Mexican-American family. Martinez received his law degree from Washburn University, Topeka. He attended several schools and graduated from Bishop O’Hara High School in south Kansas City, Missouri. Diversity on the bench is important to him. He has been active in the Kansas City, Kansas, Rotary Club, the Kansas City, Kansas, NAACP, and the Armourdale Renewal Association, as well as the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas City, Kansas, Downtown Shareholders. See more information at https://www.facebook.com/TonyMartinezLaw.

David Patrzykont is a Kansas City, Kansas, firefighter, who also practices law, and said if elected, he would give up his firefighter position. Patrzykont, 43, is a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Kansas. He is a 1997 Sumner Academy graduate. He graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Fire Science-Paramedicine. He then attended the University of Kansas, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he was a member of Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity. For more information, see https://wyandottedaily.com/patrzykont-files-for-wyandotte-county-judge/.

Election stories in the Wyandotte Daily can be found by clicking on the Election 2022 tab or visiting https://wyandottedaily.com/category/election-2022/.

The Wyandotte County Election Office may be reached at 913-573-8500 or email election@wycokck.org.

For more details, see
https://wyandottedaily.com/early-voting-in-person-starts-saturday/ or www.wycovotes.org.

Hot, muggy weather in today’s forecast

At the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs. (Photo by Steve Rupert)
Hot and dry weather is in the forecast from Aug. 7 through Aug. 14. (National Weather Service graphic)

Hot and muggy conditions returns this week, with a heat index as high as 105 today, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

A heat advisory will be in effect from 1 p.m. Monday through 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2.

High temperatures are possible Monday through Wednesday, then showers and storms may move into the area, the weather service said.

A cold front will push through the region Wednesday night, bringing the potential for showers and storms through Thursday and cooler temperatures Thursday and Friday, according to the weather service.

Monday, it will be sunny, with a high near 96 and a heat index as high as 105, with a southwest wind of 5 to 8 mph, the weather service said.

Monday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 75 and a south wind of 7 to 9 mph, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be sunny and hot, with a high near 98 and heat index as high as 106, the weather service said. A south southwest wind of 10 to 16 mph will gust as high as 24 mph.

Tuesday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 80, according to the weather service. A south wind of 11 to 14 mph will gust as high as 28 mph.

Wednesday, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m., the weather service said. It will be partly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is possible.

Wednesday night, there is a 60 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1 a.m., then a chance of more showers and storms after 1 a.m., according to the weather service. The low will be around 72.

Thursday, it will be sunny, with a high near 91, the weather service said.

Thursday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 70, according to the weather service.

Friday, it will be sunny, with a high near 90, the weather service said.

Friday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low of 71, according to the weather service.

Saturday, it will be sunny, with a high near 93, the weather service said.

Saturday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low around 74, according to the weather service.

Sunday, it will be sunny, with a high near 94, the weather service said.