What you might want to know

From the Kansas Secretary of State, a few general guidelines and deadlines for the recent primary election:   Mail-in ballots must be postmarked on or before Aug. 7 and be in the county clerk's office by Friday, Aug. 10, in order to be counted. Counties will begin canvassing on Monday, Aug. 13. Counties have until Monday, Aug. 20, to meet and certify the results. A complete list of dates for each county will be available later today. The State Board of Canvassers must meet and certify election results given them by the counties no later than Friday, Aug. 31. The state board is comprised of the Governor, the Attorney General and the Secretary of State. Any candidate for Governor may request a recount through 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17. The requesting candidate must submit a bond to fund the recount. The cost will be derived from estimates provided by affected counties. Once requested (and bonded), the recount would begin the following day, and must be completed within 5 days. If a request is made on Aug. 17, the recount would need to be completed by Aug. 22.