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JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. -- Even though the presidential election is still a week and a half away, Kansas voters are breaking records.

The lines at the Johnson County Election Office have been out the door every single day as a large number of voters take advantage of advance voting.

Election officials in Johnson County say they have been breaking all-time records every single day. They are also processing close to 10,000 new voter registrations.

State election officials say nearly twice as many Kansas voters are casting ballots early and mailing in ballots compared to the last presidential election.

More than 67,000 Kansans have already voted and nationwide, millions people have already voted in the 37 states that allow early voting.

You have nine days left to cast an early vote – otherwise, you’ll have to do it at the polls on Election Day Tuesday,  Nov. 8.

There are six advance voting locations in Johnson County and three in Wyandotte County.

Missouri does not allow early voting but they do allow absentee voting. To do that, you must give election officials a valid excuse as to why you can’t vote on Election Day.