Election 2017

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

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The deadline to register to vote in Sedgwick County for next month's general election is on Tuesday.

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Candidates for the Wichita Public School Board spoke at a forum Thursday night hosted by the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Questions were submitted by members of the chamber, and focused on topics including school choice, transparency in the board's decision-making process, and workforce development.

Chamber President Gary Plummer said after the forum that his organization is very involved in workforce issues on a policy level. He said the event was a chance for members to hear where candidates stand.

Residents in the Wichita Public School District can vote next month for any candidate running for school board, no matter which board district they live in – which is causing confusion for many area voters.

See a map of BOE districts here.

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This is the first year that Kansas is holding local elections in the fall. The Secretary of State's office is viewing the general election in November as an important test of the new system.

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The Voter Empowerment Committee held a political forum on Sunday with candidates running for Wichita City Council and the USD 259 School Board.

The forum gave voters a chance to meet and hear from candidates ahead of the election in November.

Businessman Mike Kinard and community activist Brandon Johnson will be on the ballot for Wichita City Council District 1 in November’s general election.

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Voters in Wichita's City Council District 1 have a primary election today to determine who will be on the ballot in November.

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Early voting wraps up at noon on Monday at the Sedgwick County Election office in downtown Wichita. A couple of polling sites have changed for those who plan to vote in Tuesday's primary elections.

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More than 100 people attended a political forum coordinated by the Voter Empowerment Committee at Wichita’s St. Paul AME Church earlier this month. The forum was a chance for voters to hear from all four candidates in the race for Wichita City Council District 1, which includes mostly northeast Wichita but also stretches to areas near Century II, north to Heights High School and south to the Cox Communications building.