Deadline nears for eligibility to vote on May 6

If you haven’t registered to vote or updated your address after a move, you’ll have to do so by Monday in order to cast a ballot in the upcoming primary election.

The number of people signing up for the first time in Johnson County or changing information has been about average for a year without a presidential election, with about 200 new registrations or updates filed in the past week, voter registration office deputy Reagan Higdon said.

If new voters or new county residents don’t register by the deadline, they won’t be eligible to vote in the May 6 primary. Residents who have moved within the county since the last election in 2012 will still be able to vote, but they might not get the right ballot with races for candidates that represent their new address if they haven’t updated their registration, Johnson County Clerk Sue Anne Misiniec said.

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