Archive for Thursday, February 8, 2007

Advance voting in primary begins

February 8, 2007

Advance voting for the Feb. 27 primary election is now under way in Leavenworth County.

County Clerk Linda Scheer said advance voting began at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut in Leavenworth.

Scheer said voting machines would be set up at the clerk's office on the first floor as soon as staff had installed programming boards for the machines and worked out any bugs.

"We just always do a thorough test. We won't do any advance voting on the machines until they're tested," she said.

Until that time, paper ballots will be used, Scheer said.

The clerk's office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Voters also can obtain an application for advance voting by:

¢ Calling the clerk's office, 684-0421, and requesting an application by mail.

¢ Downloading the form from the county's Web site, leavenworthcounty.org.

¢ Visiting the county annex at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Laming Road in Tonganoxie.

Scheer said Friday, Feb. 23, would be the last day the clerk's office would mail advance-voting applications.

Advance ballots must be returned to the Leavenworth County Clerk's Office by 7 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, Feb. 27.

On-site advance voting ends at noon, Monday, Feb. 26.

Meanwhile, time is running out for those who wish to register for the primary election.

Scheer said voter registration would continue until 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. After Monday, voter registration books will remain closed until Feb. 28.

Register to vote

Residents can register to vote at these locations:

Lansing

¢ City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 800 First Terrace

¢ Lansing Public Library, 108 S. Second St.

Leavenworth

¢ City Clerk's Office, City Hall,100 N. Fifth St.

¢ County Clerk's Office, County Courthouse, 300 Walnut

¢ Leavenworth Public Library, 417 Spruce St.

¢ Service agencies: Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Leavenworth County Health Department, Riverside Resources Inc. and Veterans of Foreign Wars Veterans Administration Center

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