Sedgwick County

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Sedgwick County commissioners adopted the 2019 budget and capital improvement plan at a meeting Wednesday.

Nadya Faulx / KMUW

The Sedgwick County Board of Canvassers met Monday amid a heightened sense of scrutiny following last week’s primary election.

More than 1,300 provisional and disputed votes were accepted and will be added to the final vote results this week. About 900 ballots were tossed out for a number of reasons: In some cases voters didn’t sign their envelopes before mailing the ballot back in, or they weren’t registered in Sedgwick County.

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The Kansas Supreme Court vacated the sentence of a Wichita man who ran over a woman in a Dillons parking lot in 2015 and ordered that he be resentenced in Sedgwick County District Court.

The ruling Friday involves the sentence given to Christopher J. Schrader in January 2016. Schrader pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 69 months in prison.

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Sedgwick County saw an uptick in voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary election.

Overall, the county reported 66,536 ballots cast. It was the largest turnout for the county, dating back to the 2000 primary — the latest numbers are available from the Sedgwick County Election Office.

Prior to Tuesday, the 2010 primary had the largest number turnout, which drew 65,443 voters.

Tuesday’s primary drew 22.5 percent of registered Sedgwick County voters to the polls — higher than any primary since 2010, which drew 25.6 percent.

Deborah Shaar / KMUW

Nearly 15,000 voters in Sedgwick County cast their ballots before today's primary election.

Ascha Lee / KMUW

The Sedgwick County election office was finalizing details ahead of the primary on Friday, holding a public demonstration of voting equipment to show that each of the more than 600 different variations of ballots will be tallied correctly on Tuesday.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas is launching a voter hotline to guard against voting problems.

 

The Election Protection hotline will allow voters to call with questions or any issues they encounter at the polls this election season.

 

Kansas ACLU’s Legal Director Lauren Bond described potential issues the hotline could be used for.

Satellite Voting Locations Open In Sedgwick County

Jul 23, 2018
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Satellite voting locations around Sedgwick County are now open.

Voting will take place Thursday and Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The primary is Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Here are the satellite voting locations:

Wichita

Grace Presbyterian Church, 5002 E. Douglas

Greenwich Road Church of Christ, 1746 S. Greenwich

Independent Living Center, 3033 W. Second St. North

Faith Christian Church, 2110 W. 45th St. South

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 2727 E. 25th St. North

KDHE

South-central Kansas, including Sedgwick County, is under a high-risk warning for West Nile virus.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday that portions of north central and southwest Kansas also are under a high-risk warning. That is based on historical data involving previous cases.

Southeast, northeast and northwest Kansas are under a moderate risk.

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Work on a new tag office in east Wichita will begin next month. Sedgwick County officials plan to close all three satellite sites in November.

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