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
Wednesday, July 17, 2002

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

COURT GRANTS EXTENSION FOR
FEDERAL SERVICE BALLOTS

Topeka, KS - The U.S. district court ruled in favor of extending the deadline allowing military service men and women and overseas civilians additional time to return their primary election ballot. “I am pleased with the court’s favorable ruling which gives military service men and women and overseas civilians 31 days to return their ballots,” stated Thornburgh. “We must do everything to preserve the right to vote, especially for people serving our country overseas.”


Federal service ballots were available to be sent out on Friday, July 12. The time for federal service ballots to be received by county election officers has been established by the court as August 12, 2002 at 5:00 pm instead of the normal statutory deadline at the close of polls on election day. The deadline for candidates to request a recount of the primary election results will be close of business on Tuesday, August 13, 2002.

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