Early Voting Begins In Sedgwick County Local Elections

Oct 22, 2017

In-person early voting in next month’s general election starts Monday at the Sedgwick County Election Office in Wichita.

The election office is open for early voting weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. More early voting centers will open Nov. 2 before Election Day on Nov. 7.

See Sedgwick County's flyer on early voting locations

Advance ballots also started going out last week for city and school board elections. Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman says her office has sent out about 6200 ballots—nearly 400 fewer ballots than during the city general election in 2013.

This is the first year Kansas is holding local elections in the fall.

“We're kind of in uncharted territory as far as trying to determine voter turnout, things like that, because we don't really know what we're going to see," Lehman told Sedgwick County Commissioners Wednesday.

Voter turnout in 2013 was 6 percent. Lehman says they’re hopeful they’ll exceed that number this year.

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