RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State

STATE OF KANSAS
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564
www.kssos.org


NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Monday, June 17, 2002

Contact Information
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
(785) 296-4580
jesseb@kssos.org

THORNBURGH WILL WORK TO PRESERVE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 PRIMARY ELECTION DATE

Topeka, Ks - Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh today stated, “I will work to preserve the Tuesday, August 6 primary election date. This is difficult due to the recent ruling by the federal court to move the filing deadline for United States House of Representatives to July 9 at 5 p.m. I believe it is important to keep the current primary date to prevent confusion among voters.”


“We will ask the court to expedite the process,” Thornburgh said. “My office is currently reviewing our election administration calendar to determine how the new filing deadline will affect our ability to conduct an election on August 6. I hope to have a revised calendar in place later this week. We are required by federal and state law to meet certain deadlines pertaining to overseas military ballots, advance ballots and notification to the public of the election. We will ask the court to consider these deadlines when making their final ruling.”

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