Bad weather causes drastic changes on election day

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas law does not allow elections to be postponed due to bad weather, but it’s likely to cause many to stay home and election workers expect low turnout.

Still, they’re expected to be there, ready to help voters and accept their votes.

Because of the Monday afternoon-Tuesday storm, hundreds of voters waited in line at the Wyandotte County election office, trying to get their vote accomplished.

Wyandotte County voters are narrowing down the field for mayor from five candidates to two. They’re also voting on three unified government positions.

Workers are worried about getting to their polling places and election officials are bringing in cots for workers to use to sleep.

“We’re told that we have to do the election regardless of the weather,” said Bruce Newby Wyandotte Co Election Commissioner. “That involves trying to get our equipment and election workers to each one of the polling places.”

There are normally 30 polling places throughout Wyandotte County… but because of the weather, they’re cutting that down.

  • Election office at Ninth & State
  • National Guard Armory at 18th and I-70
  • Open Door Baptist Church at I-435 and Leavenworth
  • Risen Lamb Church of the Nazarene, 5301 Metropolitan Ave.
  • Edwardsville Community Center in Edwardsville

In Johnson County, they’re consolidating the down to six. Call the Johnson County election office at (913) 715-6800 to be certain of where you should go to vote on Tuesday.

ANYONE in the election tomorrow may vote at the Johnson County Election Office, 2101 E Kansas City Road, Olathe

  •  Fairway Ward 4 will vote at Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
  • Lenexa Ward 3 will vote at Central Church of the Nazarene, 12600 W 87th St Parkway, Lenexa.
  •  Merriam Ward 2 will vote at Merriam Christian Church, 9401 Johnson Drive, Merriam.
  • Overland Park Ward 5 will have at least 2 polling locations.

If you are voting in Overland Park, you may choose one of the following locations:

  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7851 W. 119th Street, Overland Park Village Shalom, 5500 W. 123rd St, Overland Park
  • Roeland Park will vote at Roeland Park Community Center 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
  • Shawnee Ward 2 will vote at Merriam Christian Church, 9401 Johnson Drive, Merriam.

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