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Turnout at the polls appears light north of the river, as well. I just returned from voting, and the officials at my polling place told me they’d only seen about 40 voters as of 4 p.m. today.

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Voting for the 3 seats up on the troubled Kansas City School Board is very light.
At three different locations by mid-afternoon, containing four precincts, a total of 42 votes had been cast out of about 2800 voters on the rolls at those polls. In each of the four precincts informally surveyed, all the candidates are write-in candidates.
Voting did not appear to pick-up too much in the traditional late-afternoon voting period.
One poll worker blames the lack of turn-out on poor publicity by the Kansas City Election Board and the Kansas City School District.
The Kansas City school system, however, has been in the headlines since late last summer. At that time, the district had just learned it was losing it’s state accreditation. Then the superintendent, Dr. John Covington, resigned abruptly. Within the last month, the headlines popped up again. The current superintendent, Dr. Stephen Green is involved in…

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.


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