Protecting voters could be costly

As more Kansans choose to vote by mail, the costs are likely to rise for counties across the state. Postage and increased staffing leading up to Election Day may affect budgets, officials said.

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State News

May 6, 2020 - 10:10 AM

A Kansas voter in November 2018 Photo by Kansas News Service File Photo / kcur.org

WICHITA — Thousands of Reno County voters usually cast their ballots at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, a central location with a high capacity.

Deputy Election Officer Jenna Fager said it’ll look different for this year’s August primary and November general election to avoid spreading the coronavirus. How different, though, she’s not sure.

“We’d have to consult emergency management and our health department and just, kind of, do the best we can,” she said.

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