Archive for Thursday, July 29, 2004

Four Eudora polling sites open Tuesday

July 29, 2004

Some local voters will have more choices behind the curtain Tuesday.
A change in policy will allow both independent voters and registered Democrats to cast ballots in the upcoming Democratic primary election. However, only registered Republicans may vote in the Republican primary races.
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., when primary elections are taking place for offices from one of the state's U.S. Senate seats to Douglas County clerk. A number of the seats on the polls are uncontested this year.
Eudora voters will also have another polling site at which to cast their ballot Tuesday. In addition to the three usual sites, a polling site to accommodate those living in west Eudora has been added at the Eudora Church of Christ, 1530 Winchester Road.
The traditional polling sites are Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St. for north Eudora; Eudora Public Library, 14 E. Ninth St. for central Eudora; and the Eudora Township Fire Station, 310 E. 20th St., for south Eudora. Voters' assigned polling sites are listed on the back of their voter registration cards.
The Tuesday primary includes two at the top of the ballot -- those for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. In the House race, Republicans Kris Kobach, Patricia Lightner and Adam Taff are vying for a November bid against incumbent Dennis Moore, a Democrat.
U.S. Senator Sam Brownback is up against fellow Republican Arch Naramore Tuesday while Democrats Robert Conroy and Lee Jones vie for that party's nod for the November general election.
Also on the ballot are a number of other races with local impact, among them the bid for the 38th District seat in the Kansas House and the 3rd District seat in the state Senate, as well as county races for district attorney and treasurer. See related stories on Pages 1A and 3A).
Several area races are uncontested in Tuesday's primary, among them Douglas County clerk (Republican Marni Penrod and Democrat Jamie Shew) and the 4th District seat on the Kansas Board of Education (Republican Robert Meissner and Democrat Bill Wagnon).
Without consideration for write-in candidates, several county leaders can expect to retain their seat come November. Bob Johnson, a Republican, is unopposed as Eudora's representative on the Douglas County Commission. Democrat Kay Pesnell is the only candidate for the Douglas County Register of Deeds, and Ken McGovern, a Republican, is running unopposed for Douglas County Sheriff.
Look for more information on election outcomes in next week's Eudora News.

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