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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Advance voting begins in April 2 elections

  • With forums this week and signs appearing in lawns across the county, its apparent that the April 2 municipal elections are just around the corner.
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  • With forums this week and signs appearing in lawns across the county, its apparent that the April 2 municipal elections are just around the corner.
    Voting registration books closed Tuesday in advance of the April date according to state law and on Wednesday in-person advance voting began in the Leavenworth County Courthouse.
    Those advance polls will be open until noon April 1, at which time the polls will close for the general election the next day.
    The Leavenworth County clerk's office was also mailing out the first batch of requested advance ballots by mail Wednesday. Those advance ballots will need to be received in the clerk's office by the time polls close April 2.
    Every voter in the county will have something to vote on, with school board seats open in every district, including three open at-large seats on both the Leavenworth and Lansing school boards and three seats, by position, on the Easton School Board. The county's incorporated cities will also hold elections for their respective bodies. All four incumbents for the Lansing City Council are running unopposed, while six candidates have filed for the three open seats on the Leavenworth City Commission. The top two candidates in that race will receive four-year terms, while the third-place winner will be installed for two years.
    In Leavenworth, voters will also be choosing officers for the Leavenworth Waterworks Board.
    Easton had no candidates file for its mayoral position, and seven candidates file for its five open city council positions.
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