Long lines formed at the Secretary of State’s office at the beginning of this business day, the first day for candidates to file for office. Kansas City Congresswoman Karen McCarthy files first and after getting the procedure down grabs a number from a fish bowl to determine her spot on the ballot. Two years ago, 348 candidates filed on the first day. The Secretary of State’s Office expects vacancies due to term limits will attract about 500 candidates by the end of the day.
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