The deadline for registering to vote for this summer's primary elections is about five weeks away.
Voters seeking to cast ballots for statewide elections for Democratic and Republican party candidates in the Aug. 2 primary elections must file by 9 p.m. July 18, says Douglas County Clerk Patty Jaimes.
The registration books at the courthouse will be reopened Aug. 3 and will remain open until Oct. 24, when they will be closed until after the Nov. 8 election.
Jaimes said the state's motor voter law goes into effect on July 1, allowing people to register to vote at the same time they are getting a Kansas driver's license for the first time, getting a license renewed or getting an identification card.
"I don't know that it will swell voter registration rolls, but it will be a convenience for people," she said.
During the last voter registration count, taken May 10, there were 45,274 voters in the county. They consisted of 15,986 unaffiliated voters, 15,552 Republicans, 13,349 Democrats and 387 Libertarians.