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Sedgwick County Elections Office Sees 'Steady Turnout' In Special Election

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A special election is underway in Sedgwick County to determine who will fill the seat in Kansas' 4th Congressional District. The seat has been vacant since Mike Pompeo was appointed CIA director in January.


At the close of early voting Monday, 23,000 people in Sedgwick County had cast a ballot.

“It has been a steady turnout," says Lauren Bianco with the Sedgwick County Elections office. "Not overwhelming, but a steady turnout at the polling locations.”

The contest is between Democrat James Thompson, Libertarian Chris Rockhold and Republican Ron Estes.

The Kansas secretary of state's office tweeted Tuesday that nearly 17,000 people had cast advance votes in person; close to 13,000 ballots had been returned by mail before Tuesday.

Advance ballots can still be returned to the drop box in the election office in downtown Wichita until 7 p.m., when all polls close. 

You can find election results tonight by checking our results page here.


Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.


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