The Kansas Democratic Party has made the most significant changes in decades to the Kansas Democratic presidential nominating process.

Instead of a caucus, Democrats will choose their delegates for the 2020 Democratic National Convention through a ranked-choice primary May 2. Polling locations are determined by the 40 state Senate districts. Therefore, the only place to vote for voters in District 32, which includes most of Cowley County, is Wellington.

For convenience sake, the Cowley County Democrats are encouraging people to vote by mail. The only caveat is that only voters registered as Democrats by Feb. 28 will automatically receive a mail-in ballot.

“While the other party has chosen to silence dissent, Democrats want to extend the opportunity for all citizens to participate in the most important election in our lifetime,” said Mike Morton, chair of the Cowley County Democrats. “That is why we want to encourage all voters to take advantage of the convenience of voting by mail.”

Mail-in ballots will be mailed to registered voters starting March 30. Ballots must be post-marked by April 24 in order to be counted.

For more information about the Kansas Democratic Primary or Cowley County Democrats, contact county chairman Mike Morton at (620) 222-7834 or email demodawg@wheatstate.com.

Kansans not registered to vote or those who wish to change their party affiliation in order to take advantage of voting by mail can do so online at ksvotes.org. They can also download a paper version of the voter registration form from the Cowley County clerk’s website or register in person at their office at 321 E. 10th Ave., in Winfield.

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