Today is the last day for people to register to vote ahead of a special election for two new seats on the Leavenworth County Commission.

Today is the last day for people to register to vote ahead of a special election for two new seats on the Leavenworth County Commission.

County Clerk Janet Klasinski said voter registration ends at 5 p.m. today. Early voting for the special election will begin Wednesday at the County Clerk's Office.

The election will take place March 26.

Voters in the County Commission's new 4th and 5th Districts will determine who will represent them on the commission. The election comes as the County Commission expands from three members to five. County voters approved of the expansion in November.

The 4th District comprises the city of Lansing, Delaware Township and a section of southeast Leavenworth.

The candidates for the 4th District are Democrat Troy Smith, Republican Chad Schimke and independent Hank Spellman.

A forum for candidates of the 4th District is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Lansing City Hall, 800 First Terrace.

The 5th District comprises Tonganoxie, Reno and Sherman townships as well as the cities of Tonganoxie and Linwood.

The candidates for the 5th District are Republican Mike Stieben, Democrat Stuart Sweeney and independents David Frese and Curtis Oroke.

Early voting at the County Clerk's Office will continue until noon March 25.

Klasinski said her office is mailing about 1,800 advance ballots to voters who have requested them.

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