Votes will be canvassed at 9 a.m. Monday, March 4, for the primary election.
According to Election Commissioner Bruce Newby, about 80 provisional ballots cast in the primary election will be considered then by the Board of Canvassers.
The board will decide whether to approve each of the provisional votes, and the individual vote totals may change somewhat after the canvass. After the canvass, the final official results will be announced.
According to Newby, the canvass is always held now on the first Monday after the election, or alternatively, on the second Thursday after the election.
Kansas has advance voting for any registered voters who want to vote in advance of the April 2 general election. Advance voting begins on Tuesday, March 19, and will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Advance voting will end at noon on Monday, April 1.
Mailed ballots must be returned and in the Election Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day, he stated. The deadline to apply for an advance ballot by mail is Thursday, March 28. The deadline would usually be on Friday, but that Friday is a holiday on the Unified Government calendar.
Newby stated that voters should not wait until the deadline. With the changes to delivery schedules planned by the Postal Service, a ballot request received at the deadline will go into the mail the same day. But there is no certainty that the voter will receive the ballot by mail with sufficient time to mark it and return it by 7 p.m. on Election Day, he stated. Ballots received in the election office after 7 p.m. are late ballots and are not counted, according to the election commissioner.