Candidate forums online and on cable TV

Candidate forums for the Aug. 3 primary election are being shown this week on cable TV and on YouTube.

Forums sponsored by Business West and Kansas City Kansas Community College are being shown on KCEC, the cable television station at KCKCC, on Channel 146 on Google TV and Channel 17 on Spectrum cable.

They are also on YouTube at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMfeRPiOepX1cbFV797a3UvC-f3vyX_kp.

The moderator of the forums was Murrel Bland. Panelists included Elnora Jefferson, J.D. Rios and Mary Rupert. In charge of production was Randy Royer, director of media services, KCKCC.

Early in-person voting continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at three locations: the Wyandotte County Election Office, 850 State Ave.; the Joe Amayo-Argentine Recreation Center, 2810 Metropolitan Ave.; and Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., all in Kansas City, Kansas.

Regular polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3.

The remaining candidate forum schedule on cable TV:

Saturday, July 31
9 a.m., UG Commissioner, at-large District 2
9:30 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
10 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
11 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
11:30 a.m., UG Mayor-CEO
12:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
1:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff
5 p.m., UG Commissioner, at large District 2
5:30 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff

Sunday, Aug. 1
9 a.m., UG Commissioner, at-large District 2
9:30 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
10 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
11 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
11:30 a.m., UG Mayor-CEO
12:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
1:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff
5 p.m., UG Commissioner, at large District 2
5:30 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff

Monday, Aug. 2
9 a.m., UG Commissioner, at-large District 2
9:30 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
10 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
11 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
11:30 a.m., UG Mayor-CEO
12:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
1:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff
5 p.m., UG Commissioner, at large District 2
5:30 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff

Early voting in person continues Saturday

The primary election will be Tuesday, Aug. 3, and advance voting in person continues on Saturday, July 31.


Offices on the primary ballot include UG mayor, Unified Government commissioner at large, District 2; UG Commissioner, District 5; UG Commissioner, District 8; Wyandotte County Sheriff; Board of Public Utilities, member at large, position 1; and BPU member at large, position 2.


Three early voting centers are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31, in Wyandotte County.


They are at the Wyandotte County Election Office, 850 State Ave.; the Joe Amayo-Argentine Recreation Center, 2810 Metropolitan Ave.; and Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., all in Kansas City, Kansas.


In addition, the Election Office at 850 State has an additional day for early voting in person. The last day for early voting in person will be 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 2, at the Election Office, 850 State.


Voting by mail available


Those who have already received a ballot in the mail may return it either in the U.S. mail or in drop boxes at select locations. Ballots must be signed.


Ballots sent through the U.S. mail must have the correct postage, and must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the Friday after election.
These ballots also can be delivered to the Election Office in person before 7 p.m. on Election Day, Aug. 3. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 7 p.m. on Election Day. If someone else delivers the ballot for you, you should write their name in Statement 2 on the return envelope, and they should sign that statement.


Five ballot drop box locations are available in Wyandotte County, which are open 24-7 through 7 p.m. Election Day, Aug. 3.


The mail ballots can be dropped off at these drop boxes. The locations include:
• Bonner Springs Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs.
• Edwardsville City Hall, 690 S. 4th St., Edwardsville.
• West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kansas.
• Election Office, 850 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, (walk up in front of building)
• Election Office, 850 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, on 9th Street next to the fence, creating a “drive through” path for voters to drive through to drop off their ballot from their cars.
• KCK City Hall, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas.


Regular polling places


On Election Day, Tuesday, Aug. 3, regular polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


To check your polling place and what is on your ballot, visit Voter View at https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView.


The primary is a nonpartisan election, and party affiliation is not required to vote. Voters must be registered to vote in Wyandotte County.


For more information about the election, call the Election Office at 913-573-8500 or visit wycovotes.org.

Candidate forums online and on cable TV

Candidate forums for the Aug. 3 primary election are being shown this week on cable TV and on YouTube.


Forums sponsored by Business West and Kansas City Kansas Community College are being shown on KCEC, the cable television station at KCKCC, on Channel 146 on Google TV and Channel 17 on Spectrum cable. They are also on YouTube at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMfeRPiOepX1cbFV797a3UvC-f3vyX_kp.


The moderator of the forums was Murrel Bland. Panelists included Elnora Jefferson, J.D. Rios and Mary Rupert. In charge of production was Randy Royer, director of media services, KCKCC.


The remaining candidate forum schedule on cable TV:


Friday, July 30

7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff


Saturday, July 31

9 a.m., UG Commissioner, at-large District 2
9:30 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
10 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
11 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
11:30 a.m., UG Mayor-CEO
12:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
1:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff
5 p.m., UG Commissioner, at large District 2
5:30 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff


Sunday, Aug. 1

9 a.m., UG Commissioner, at-large District 2
9:30 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
10 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
11 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
11:30 a.m., UG Mayor-CEO
12:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
1:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff
5 p.m., UG Commissioner, at large District 2
5:30 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff


Monday, Aug. 2

9 a.m., UG Commissioner, at-large District 2
9:30 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
10 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
11 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
11:30 a.m., UG Mayor-CEO
12:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
1:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff
5 p.m., UG Commissioner, at large District 2
5:30 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff

Candidate forums can be seen online and on cable TV

Candidate forums for the Aug. 3 primary election are being shown this week on cable TV and on YouTube.

Forums sponsored by Business West and Kansas City Kansas Community College are being shown on KCEC, the cable television station at KCKCC, on Channel 146 on Google TV and Channel 17 on Spectrum cable. They are also on YouTube at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMfeRPiOepX1cbFV797a3UvC-f3vyX_kp.

In-person early voting has already started in Wyandotte County, and continues this week at the Election Office. Early voting will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, at three sites, the Wyandotte County Election Office, 850 State Ave.; the Joe Amayo-Argentine Recreation Center, 2810 Metropolitan Ave.; and Eisenhower Recreation Center, 2901 N. 72nd St., all in Kansas City, Kansas. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

The moderator of the forums was Murrel Bland. Panelists included Elnora Jefferson, J.D. Rios and Mary Rupert. In charge of production was Randy Royer, director of media services, KCKCC.

The remaining candidate forum schedule on cable TV:

Wednesday, July 28


11:30 a.m., Unified Government Mayor-CEO.

12:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities

1:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff

5 p.m., UG Commissioner at-large District 2
5:30 p.m. UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor- CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff

Thursday, July 29


9 a.m., UG Commissioner, at-large District 2
9:30 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
10 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
11 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
11:30 a.m., UG Mayor-CEO
12:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
1:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff
5 p.m., UG Commissioner, at large District 2
5:30 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff

Friday, July 30


9 a.m., UG Commissioner, at-large District 2
9:30 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
10 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
11 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
11:30 a.m., UG Mayor-CEO
12:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
1:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff
5 p.m., UG Commissioner, at large District 2
5:30 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff

Saturday, July 31


9 a.m., UG Commissioner, at-large District 2
9:30 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
10 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
11 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
11:30 a.m., UG Mayor-CEO
12:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
1:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff
5 p.m., UG Commissioner, at large District 2
5:30 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff

Sunday, Aug. 1


9 a.m., UG Commissioner, at-large District 2
9:30 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
10 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
11 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
11:30 a.m., UG Mayor-CEO
12:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
1:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff
5 p.m., UG Commissioner, at large District 2
5:30 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff

Monday, Aug. 2


9 a.m., UG Commissioner, at-large District 2
9:30 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
10 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
11 a.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
11:30 a.m., UG Mayor-CEO
12:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
1:30 p.m., Wyandotte County Sheriff
5 p.m., UG Commissioner, at large District 2
5:30 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 1
6 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 8
7 p.m., UG Commissioner, District 5
7:30 p.m., UG Mayor-CEO
8:30 p.m., Board of Public Utilities
9:30 p.m. Wyandotte County Sheriff