Voter Turnout Reaches Historic Highs In Sedgwick County

Nov 6, 2018

Sedgwick County saw historically high voter turnout during the midterm election.

More than 160,000 Sedgwick County residents cast votes this year — an increase of nearly 20,000 from 2014.

It is the highest number of votes in a midterm on record from the Sedgwick County Election Office.

The midterm election drew about 53 percent of registered voters in the county — an increase of about one percent from 2014.

Nearly 80,000 Sedgwick County voters cast advanced ballots before the polls opened on Election Day. That is more than a quarter of the county's 302,631 registered voters.

Heading into the general election, Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman said she expected turnout to be "a little higher" than previous midterms.