Again, this is worth repeating . . .

In Kansas City proper . . . We'll be VERY surprised if voter turnout passes 11% and generally today isn't the EPIC showdown like we're seeing in Kansas. 

Sure . . . Democracy is very important and provides a wonderful justification for powerful people to carry out their plans. 

Nevertheless . . . Some of this news is interesting, worth a glimpse and a reminder that election politics can be a hobby that's nearly as rewarding as gambling given that both American pastimes involve about the same amount of lying, hurt feelings, adverse impact on relationships which typically leave participants broke. 

And so we share some of the more worthwhile items about "the process" today . . .

Election Day primer: What you need to know for the August 2 primary

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Voters will return to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 2 for statewide primaries in Missouri and Kansas. Here's what you need to know about this election: Polling Places Polls across Missouri open at 6 a.m. They close at 7 p.m.

It's Election Day in Kansas and Missouri

Missouri and Kansas voters are headed to the polls for some important elections today. Plus: The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says they've gotten hundreds of tips relating to election fraud, but after a records request from KCUR, they only produced one.

Get to know Jackson County's 1st District candidates on the Democratic Ballot

Three democrats compete for the newly redistricted county's 1st District seat which follows the state line from Blue Ridge Blvd to the Missouri River. Republican Christina McDonough-Hunt is running unopposed on the ballot. In preparation for the election and potentially becoming a legislator in the upcoming term, Gerling has been diving deep into learning how the legislature works by attending meetings and asking questions to current members.

Election Day reminders for Missouri's primary election

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Registered voters in Missouri can take part in the state's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Most questions on Tuesday's ballot will narrow down the list of candidates for Novembers general election. Here are some reminders for voters: -Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Get to know Jackson County 3rd District at Large candidates on Democratic Ballot

By Samuel Ast The winner of the Democratic primary for 3rd District at Large will find themselves face-to-face with the only Republican candidate Lance Dillenschneider. Tony Miller, a Democrat, is the candidate to beat in just a few weeks. As the incumbent, Miller is defending his seat in the legislature against two challengers.

Here's what you need to know for the Missouri and Kansas primaries

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With the Missouri and Kansas primaries set for Aug. 2, here is what Kansas City area voters need to know before you head to the polling stations tomorrow. Q: What time do polls opens? A: Polls in Kansas open at 7 a.m in all counties while in Missouri, voting opens an hour earlier at 6 a.m.

What Kansas, Missouri residents should know before voting in Aug. 2 primary

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With less than 12 hours until the first polls in our area open for Election Day, August primaries on both sides of the state line could set records. In Kansas, it's the abortion amendment driving the turnout. In Missouri, it's the senate and congressional primaries.

'Get here early and don't give up': JoCo election officials, voters prepare for Tuesday's election

OLATHE, Kan. - On Tuesday, the polls will open for the primary elections in both Missouri and Kansas, and a constitutional amendment could change the latter state's abortion laws. Thousands have already cast their ballots in Johnson County, as advance voting ended at noon on Monday.

Why Millions Of Americans Don't Vote

Distrust of the electoral system, disillusionment with politics and systemic barriers can cause voters to skip elections, according to the FiveThirtyEight poll with Ipsos. We found that most Americans vote inconsistently or when the stakes are just too high, which is how some described the 2020 presidential election.

Why Voting Is Important | National Geographic Society

A History of Voting in the United States Today, most American citizens over the age of 18 are entitled to vote in federal and state elections, but voting was not always a default right for all Americans. The United States Constitution, as originally written, did not define specifically who could or could not vote-but it did establish how the new country would vote.

You decide . . .