A deadline is looming for Kansas voters who want to change political parties in time for the August primary election.
State law says voters can’t switch party affiliation for the primary after June 1. This is only the second election affected by the new party registration deadline.
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew says some voters were caught unaware two years ago.
“We had a number of people -especially in July because of the old registration deadline which happens in July- who were used to redeclaring a party and they couldn’t,” Shew says.