The deadline for registering to vote in the Aug. 2 primary election is July 12 and as of June 2016, there were 385,614 registered voters in Johnson County.
That’s up from 2015; however, the state’s “suspense list” – those voters who’s registration is considered incomplete or in limbo – has also grown by nearly 5,000 in the last month to more than 22,800.
That doesn’t include voters’ whose names had been previously purged from the suspense list after 90 days.
The most common cause of incomplete registration is lack of citizenship documents. Anyone on the suspense list who plans to vote in Kansas in the Aug. 2 primary elections and Nov. 8 general elections must submit proof of citizenship to their local election offices.
People who applied to vote anytime after Jan. 1, 2013, when the proof of citizenship requirement began, should confirm that they are registered by entering their name and date of birth at the state’s Voter View Registrant Search. The website is https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView/RegistrantSearch.do.
Complete information on area elections can be found at the Johnson County Election office’s website jocoelection.org.