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3:30PM Update:

With Primary Day two-thirds of the way complete, voter totals are showing slightly less than the 13% of 2010.

West Eudora has been the largest turnout so far today with 79% of 2010 totals. North Eudora is a slight bit over 75%.  South and Central Eudora are around 55% of the previous primary total voters.  There is some expectation that the South and Central precincts will pick up as these homes are primarily occupied by commuters.

Election results will start to come in shortly after the polls close and we will have all the up to the minute results here. “Refresh” will be your friend tonight 🙂

Original Story:

Voters head to the polls today to cast votes in both Democratic and Republican primaries. Democrats will be choosing who will oppose Representative Lynn Jenkins in November for the U.S. House of Representatives 2nd District and Republicans will be making a decision on who will represent them heading into the general election for both the Kansas House 42nd District and Senate 3rd District.

Voter turnout is a slight bit lighter in Eudora than the 2010 primary.  In the 2010 primary, 748 voters went cast ballots which yielded a 13% turnout.

As of 11:00AM, in West Eudora, the average is on pace to equal 2010. So far, 100 people had turned up to vote. 208 turned out in 2010. In North Eudora, 49 have headed to City Hall to cast a ballot.  This is about 40% of the turnout for the previous primary.  South Eudora has had 102 voters, which is approximately 39% of the 2010 voters and in Central Eudora, only 51 voters have so far headed to the polls. This is slightly over 32% as compared to 2010.   Normally, many voters either head to the booths prior to going to work or after they return home.

Polls will be open until 7:00 PM this evening.  We will be bringing you up to the minute results from today’s election into the evening on the web site. Make sure to check back often.

 

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A new law that went into effect at the beginning of this year that now requires voters in Kansas to have some form of photo ID to be able to vote.  If you show up to the polls and do not have an acceptable form of identification, you will still be allowed to vote provisionally.  Voters who vote with a provisional ballot, are checked to ensure that they are eligible to vote and are usually counted approximately a week following an election.

According to the Douglas County Clerk’s office, If the provisional ballot is issued due to a voter not providing photographic ID, then that voter will be required to submit their ID prior to the Official Canvass the week following the election. If you can provide a photocopy of your identification, then your vote will count.

The office of Elections has stated that the acceptable forms of ID are:

• Driver’s license issued by Kansas or another state
• State ID card issued by Kansas or another state
• Concealed carry of handgun license issued by Kansas or another state
• US passport
• Employee badge or ID document issued by a government agency
• US military identification
• Student ID issued by accredited postsecondary institution of education in Kansas
• Public assistance ID card issued by a government agency

The following are the exemptions from the requirement to have a photo ID:

• Those who have a permanent disability that makes it impossible for them to travel to obtain a qualifying ID form and who are qualified for permanent advance voting status
• Members of the uniformed service on active duty who, if on duty, are absent from the county on election day
• Members of the merchant marine who are absent from the county on election day
• The spouse or dependent of a member of either the uniformed service or merchant marine who, by reason of the member’s duty or service, is absent from the county on election day
• Those citizens who have religious beliefs that prohibit photographic identification, who are required to fill out the Declaration of Religious Objection to Photographic Identification form, available from the Douglas County Election Office, or the Secretary of State’s office.

While time is running out, you can still obtain a photo Voter ID card from the Douglas County Clerk’s Office. There is no charge for these ID’s, but you have to provide some forms of documentation to obtain the ID. You also must already be a registered voter to obtain an Voter ID.

As to where you will need to go to vote,  here are the voting locations for Eudora.  We have also uploaded a map to show exactly what district you are in. The Map can be found by clicking HEREThe precinct you vote in is also listed on the card all registered voters recently received from the County Clerk’s office.

Precinct  50 – Eudora Church of Christ (West Eudora) – 1530 Winchester Road, Eudora, KS

Precinct  52 – Eudora City Hall (North Eudora) – 4 East 7th Street, Eudora, KS

Precinct  53 – Eudora Township Fire Station (South Eudora) – 310 East 20th Street, Eudora, KS

Precinct 54 – Eudora Recreation Center (Central Eudora) – 1638 Elm Street, Eudora, KS

For Republicans, the decisions to be made will be for the Kansas 42nd House and 3rd Senate District. House Representative Connie O’Brien (Tonganoxie) is vying for her third term against Sandra Bohne (Leavenworth) in the 42nd House District.  For the 3rd Senate District, House Representative Anthony Brown (Eudora) is being challenged by J.C. Tellefson (Leavenworth).

The Democrats have only one decision to make and that is for the United States House of Representatives. Robert V. Eye (Lawrence), Tobias Schlingensiepen (Topeka) and Scott Barnhart (Ottawa) are all running for the chance to try and unseat incumbent Lynn Jenkins in November.

The polls will be open on Tuesday from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Starting after 7:00 PM, we will bring you live election results for the races.  Make sure to check back frequently throughout the evening for up to the minute results.

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