Kansas City, Missouri – The mayor of Kansas City, Quinton Lucas, made a video Tuesday morning encouraging people to vote. But when he went to go vote himself, he was turned away at the polls for not being in the system.
Despite having a history of voting in the same location for the past 10 years and having proof of his residence, Lucas was turned away.
The director of the Kansas City Election Board, Lauri Ealom, said that an elderly poll worker mixed up Lucas’s first and last name when trying to find his registration. Lucas was later able to return to the polls to vote, but before doing so, he spoke about the incident.
By the way, me writing “but that’s okay,” was me being Midwestern and passive aggressive. It’s really not okay. Talked to the election director this AM and will be following up further. If the mayor can get turned away, think about everyone else… We gotta do better. https://t.co/0cblbstz5R— Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) March 10, 2020