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Advance votingMany people cast advance ballots on Monday morning, before a major winter storm is predicted to hit on Tuesday, election day. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
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Advance votingJanet Waugh, left, State Board of Education member, and Jane Winkler Philbrook, candidate for Unified Government Commission, 8th District, were among the people who turned out to advance vote Monday morning at the election office, 850 State Ave. (Staff photo by Mary Rupert)
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Advance votingThe line for advance voting at mid-morning Monday at 850 State Ave. went outside the election office and around the corner, down State Avenue. (Staff photo)
Get gas in the car, buy a loaf of bread, and don't forget to vote.
Many Wyandotte Countians added voting to their list of storm preparations, and cast advance ballots Monday morning at the Wyandotte County election office, 850 State Ave., in advance of a major winter storm predicted for election day.
Election Commissioner Bruce Newby stated that he has just received authorization from the secretary of state's office to extend advance voting until 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. Originally it was scheduled to end at noon today.
The line for advance voting at mid-morning went out of the election building and onto the sidewalk outside, winding around the corner to the State Avenue sidewalk.
The wait to vote was estimated from 10 to 15 minutes.
The mayoral primary, with five candidates running, was on everyone's ballot. There also were three Unified Government Commission contests on the ballot, in different districts.
Election Commissioner Bruce Newby told the Wyandotte Daily News on Sunday that he was not allowed, under state law, to postpone or reschedule the election. It will be held as scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.