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Sedgwick County Election Office Open For Voting

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The Sedgwick County Election Office is now open for voting in advance of the Aug. 2 primary election.

Paper ballots and electronic voting machines are available to cast your ballot at the Sedgwick County Election Office. You can vote at the office through Aug. 1. Next week, 15 locations across Sedgwick County will also offer in-person early voting.

Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman says she expects about 20 percent of voters to take advantage of early voting based on past elections.

"In 2008, we had about 28 percent of voters who voted in the primary election voted early either in person or by mail," she says. "Then in 2012, we had, I think, 21 percent, and I think around 20 percent for 2014 as well."

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Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman.

Lehman says there are nearly 281,000 people in Sedgwick County registered to vote in the August primary. That’s about 8,000 more voter registrations since the last primary, in 2014.

Voters must bring government-issued photo ID in order to vote. People who are voting by mail must return completed ballots by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.

Deborah joined the news team at KMUW in September 2014 as a news reporter. She spent more than a dozen years working in news at both public and commercial radio and television stations in Ohio, West Virginia and Detroit, Michigan. Before relocating to Wichita in 2013, Deborah taught news and broadcasting classes at Tarrant County College in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.