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Election 2020

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Voter Guides: How to vote safely in Kansas and Missouri

With the pandemic raging on, Election Day will look a lot different this year. The Beacon has put together these downloadable guides to help you navigate and understand your state’s voting process, protocols, and deadlines:


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Coronavirus in Kansas and Missouri

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Rural Kansas and Missouri face unique challenges with COVID-19

COVID-19 has spread to rural counties in Kansas and Missouri, leading to spikes in cases that weren’t seen in the earliest stages of the pandemic. A combination of factors — population size and distribution, the presence of meatpacking facilities, and COVID-19 outreach programs — is affecting how these areas are responding to the virus. Many high-risk neighborhoods are also more likely to be low-income, immigrant communities, many of whom work in rural Kansas and Missouri meatpacking plants.


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