Today is the last day to register to vote ahead of the Aug. 1 primary for the cities of Leavenworth and Tonganoxie.

Today is the last day to register to vote ahead of the Aug. 1 primary for the cities of Leavenworth and Tonganoxie.

“We begin advance voting Wednesday,” County Clerk Janet Klasinski said.

Klasinski is the chief election officer for the county.

There will be primaries in the races for the Leavenworth City Commission and Tonganoxie City Council.

Eleven people filed as candidates for Leavenworth City Commission. The candidates are Michael Jordan, Jermaine Wilson, Michael J. Urban, Todd O. Coulson, Mark Preisinger, Daniel Schiffbauer, Michael Bogner, Charles Raney, Lisa Weakley, Phil Martin and Myron “Mike” Griswold.

Three positions on the commission are up for election.

Leavenworth city commissioners are elected at-large rather than by wards or districts. This means each candidate can reside anywhere in the city.

Klasinski said the primary will narrow the field of candidates to six.

In Tonganoxie, a primary will narrow a field of 10 City Council candidates to six.

The 10 primary candidates are A.W. Himpel, Rachell I. Rowand, Ryan Keltner, Jennifer Kohl, Jamie Lawson, Michael Towle, Chris R. Donnelly, Andrew T. Gilner, Jim Truesdell and Loralee D. Stevens.

Three at-large positions on the Tonganoxie City Council are up for election this year.

Beginning Wednesday, people can cast their primary votes early by stopping by the County Clerk’s Office, which is located at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St., during normal business hours.

The deadline for advance voting is noon July 31.

Klasinski anticipates that overall primary voter turnout in Leavenworth County will be less than 10 percent.

The general election will take place Nov. 7.

In years past, elections for municipal candidates took place in the spring. But these elections have now moved to the fall because of a change in state law.

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