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Kobach reminds voters of primary election changes

Legislature, Democrats alter primary rules

TOPEKA – In a statement released Tuesday, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reminded Kansas voters about changes in election law and party practice that will impact the primary election on Aug. 5.

Changing political parties
Registered voters who are affiliated with a political party, and who want to change to a different party or become unaffiliated before the upcoming primary, have until June 30 this year to do so.  A new law passed by the Kansas Legislature in 2014 forbids party members from switching parties during a period beginning on the day of the candidate filing deadline through the date ...

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