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00000179-cdc6-d978-adfd-cfc6d7d40002Coverage of the issues, races and people shaping Kansas elections in 2016, including statewide coverage in partnership with KCUR, Kansas Public Radio, and High Plains Public Radio.

Another Reminder: Deadline To Register To Vote In Primary Approaching

Stephen Koranda
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Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote in Sedgwick County before the Aug. 2 primary.

People can register by mail, on site at the Department of Motor Vehicles, or at the Sedgwick County Election office in downtown Wichita.

Chief Deputy Election Commissioner Sandra Gritz says people can also submit a voter registration card via fax, email or online, but it must be done by Tuesday, July 12, at 11:59 p.m. The timeline is different when registering in person.

"If they are submitting it directly to our office, we close at 5 [p.m.] so they would have to come into our office before we close," she says. "Likewise the same at the DMV. And if they are mailing it to us, it needs to be postmarked no later than July 12, 2016."

Gritz says those registering to vote for the first time will need to provide a proof-of-citizenship document such as a driver's license or passport. If their application is submitted by the July 12 deadline, new voters will have until Aug. 1, the day before the primary election in Kansas, to submit proof-of-citizenship documents.


Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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Carla Eckels is Director of Organizational Culture at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.