Large Number of KC School Board Write-in Candidates Will Delay Results

12 of 14 KC School Board candidates are write-ins, including Board President Airick West.

Don’t expect many Kansas City School Board results Tuesday April 3.
The Kansas City Election Board says they will not count the write-in votes the night the polls close Tuesday April 3 at 7pm.
12 of the 14 Kansas City School Board candidates are write-ins, including Board President Airick West. Only incumbent Arthur Benson and Jon Hile filed before the deadline.
In a statement Wednesday, the Kansas City Election Board explained the delay. It says 90% of Kansas City precincts use OptiScan paper ballot voting machines.
The Board says write-in voted will not be counted election night Write-in votes must be counted by hand.
The Election Board says it may take “seven to 10 days to count the write-in ballots”.
The release says more information on the write-in procedures is on the KCEB website, http://www.kceb.org, under the FAQ section. The polls will be open from 6am until 7pm, April 3.
The KCEB has 118 polls; 315 precincts; 215,454 registered voters.
The April 3 election KCEB ballot also includes the school board elections for Hickman Mills, Raytown and Grandview.

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