Kansas Primary Election Rules Change

By Gretchen Bolander

Published 06/10 2014 06:13PM

Updated 06/10 2014 07:52PM

BAXTER SPRINGS, KS.--- House Bill 2210 places a ban on switching political parties from July 1st through September 1st. That means a registered Democrat will not be allowed to vote a Republican primary ballot, and that a Republican can't vote Democrat. Southeast Kansas elected officials are concerned the change will cause problems at the ballot box.

"The new law is going to be the tricky thing because people are used to going to the polls and actually you know saying, 'Well, I want to switch," said Rodney Edmondson, Cherokee County Clerk.

Kansas voters are allowed to change parties through June 30th and again after September 1st.  

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