After early voting, Johnson County prepares for massive Tuesday - KCTV5

After early voting, Johnson County prepares for massive Tuesday turnout

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Lines were long for most the day, and some voters who voted early last week say they were met with wait times of about an hour. (KCTV5) Lines were long for most the day, and some voters who voted early last week say they were met with wait times of about an hour. (KCTV5)
JOHNSON COUNTY, KS (KCTV) -

With the election just hours away, people are getting a preview of what voting could look like on Tuesday.

Early voting polls closed at noon on Monday in Johnson County, KS but lines were so long that it kept workers and voters at voting locations well into the afternoon.

Lines were long for most the day, and some voters who voted early last week say they were met with wait times of about an hour. These long wait times mean workers will be at polling sites much later than planned, which will delay their set up and preparations for Tuesday.

Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker says they will still be ready for the doors to open back up at 6 a.m. Even if it means working through the night.

“Today has been crazy,” Metsker said. “We haven’t had people lined up this far out and in the entire 12 advanced voting days we’ve had so far, so they are backed up down the line, around the corner and clear out past the loading dock area with the line.” 

So far, early voting in Johnson County has shown a 43-percent voter turnout rate.

Metsker says he can already tell this election will bring out more voters than the one in 2008.

Anyone voting Tuesday is reminded to bring state-issued identification and to go to their assigned voting location.

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