Editorial: Planning for voter turnout problematic

When Johnson County adopted voting centers, one of the arguments was that fewer workers would be required than under the precinct system.

But beyond operating a minimum number of polling sites, the state set no rules about how many voting centers the county would need to operate. So it should come as no surprise that county election officials are looking at reducing the number of sites for the May 6 primary.

This year’s election will be the first non-presidential election since vote centers were implemented in the county in 2012. Voters will cast ballots in eight contested races in May to determine which candidates will appear on the fall ballot. All but one of those races will be on the Republican ticket. Contests range from township positions to a seat in Congress.

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