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Sept. 2, 2020Topeka, Kan. | By: AP
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is urging local officials to consider using part of their federal coronavirus assistance to pay for more drop-off boxes for mail-in ballots.
Kelly said during a Monday press conference that adding drop-off boxes would help keep Kansans safe from COVID-19 and relieve pressure on the postal service.
The Kansas secretary of state's office has offered each county up to two drop-off boxes where people can deposit their absentee ballots.
Kelly said she instructed her staff last week to send a letter to local government officials telling them that they can use part of federal coronavirus relief to add drop boxes.