The Kansas City election board is reminding people that absentee voting is already underway.
Election Director Shelley McThomas said absentee voting usually starts off slowly, but they've had a steady stream of people coming in to vote _ even before tonight's first big Presidential debate.
Absentee voting began Tuesday, Sept. 25 and continues until 5 p.m. Nov. 5. Election Day is Nov. 6.
Voters wishing to vote absentee can come to the Kansas City Election Board in the lower level of Union Station at 30 West Pershing Road, Suite 610. Voters must bring identification (though it doesn't need to be a photo ID) with them.
Absentee voting is allowed if the person will be absent from their voting jurisdiction on Election Day; is incapacitated or confined due to illness or caring for an incapacitated person; is restricted by religious belief; or is employed by an election authority.
Registered voters who are incapacitated may vote absentee by mail by downloading the absentee ballot application at www.kceb.org or by calling 816-842-4820 to request an application.
Absentee hours at the Union Station location are Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to noon.
Five satellite absentee polling places will open Oct. 15 and remain open through Nov. 5. They are at Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emanuel Cleaver Blvd.; Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Road; Wornall Road Baptist Church, 400 W. Meyer Blvd.; the North-East Library, 6000 Wilson Rd; and Center High School, 8715 Holmes Rd.
Hours at those sites will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.