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Voter Registration Deadlines Approach

By Elana Gordon

KANSAS CITY, MO – January 9 is the last day that Missourians can register to vote before the upcoming presidential primary elections. Citizens can submit a registration at any public library, Department of Motor Vehicles office, or election board office by 5 p.m. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by tomorrow as well. Shawn Kieffer, director of the Kansas City Board of Elections, says that he has already observed a change in the volume of registrations that the board has received.
Kieffer also says that if the presidential races are still heated by the time of the Missouri primary, he expects there to be a 30 percent voter turnout, nearly double of what it was during the primary four years ago.
In Kansas, there are different voter registration deadlines for the Republican and Democratic caucuses. It's January 25th for the Republican Caucus, and it's the day of the caucus itself for the Democrats.

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