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Democratic Party to skip caucus

This year, for the first time since 1992, the Kansas Democratic Party will not hold a caucus to decide how state delegates are apportioned to presidential candidates.

The party will send a flyer March 9 to all registered members, including those in Marion County. The flyer will explain how registered Kansas Democrats can vote. Kansans who register to vote as Democrats after March 9 can request mail-in ballots through April 17. Mail-in ballots will be sent to them. Ballots must be postmarked by April 24.

In-person voting in each of Kansas’ state Senate districts will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2.

Results will be released as soon as possible.

Party members will vote using ranked-choice voting, ranking their top five candidates for president. Delegates will be assigned to candidates with at least 15 percent of votes. Candidates with less than 15 percent of votes will have their votes shifted to the voter’s second preference.

The process is not to be confused with the August Presidential Primary.

More information is available on the Kansas Democratic Party website.

Last modified Feb. 27, 2020

 

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