Election 2019

Coverage of the local races on the ballot in 2019.

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Wichita School Board president Sheril Logan won a third term Tuesday night.

Logan received about 53% of the vote against Newman University's multicultural engagement director, Joseph Shepard.

Shepard ran an energetic campaign, though he highlighted few political differences with Logan. Instead, he emphasized bringing a younger voice and more diverse perspective to the board.

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The make-up of Wichita City Council will remain the same as voters give three incumbents another term.

Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show Becky Tuttle, Jeff Blubaugh and Bryan Frye won their races.

The Sedgwick County Election Office says voter turnout was about 20 percent.

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2

Becky Tuttle has held her District 2 seat on city council for less than a year. She was appointed to the position after Pete Meitzner was elected to the Sedgwick County Commission.

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Wichita will have a new mayor next year.

We'll be updating this page with unofficial election results as they come in. Check back here or listen to KMUW 89.1 FM on Wednesday morning for results and analysis on local races.

Need to catch up on what's on the ballot? Check out KMUW's 2019 election coverage page.

With 59,543 ballots cast, the Sedgwick County Election Office posted the following results:

Nearly 80 voting sites in Sedgwick County are open Tuesday in the 2019 general election.

Voters will pick representatives for city offices and school boards, and decide a statewide constitutional amendment about the process for the census population count.

Wichita and 16 other cities have mayor or city council seats up for election. Ten school districts in Sedgwick County are looking to fill their Board of Education spots.

Wichita mayoral race

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Voters in Wichita will decide next week whether to stay the course with the city’s current mayor, or take city hall in a different direction.

Incumbent Mayor Jeff Longwell is seeking re-election against state Rep. Brandon Whipple. Each candidate brings years of political experience to the role — one local, the other at the state level.

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With days to go before Election Day, early voter turnout numbers in Wichita are already up over the last mayoral election amid a highly contested race.

Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman says last week’s early voting at the county election office in downtown Wichita surpassed the total number of early votes cast in the 2015 city election.

TOPEKA, Kansas The road to democracy is paved in donuts.

At least that’s the case if you dropped by Washburn University’s Memorial Union for lunch on a recent afternoon, followed the “free donuts” sign and blaring rock music down to the lower level, where there were not just boxes of glazed temptation, but smiling faces holding out electronic tablets.

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Wichitans in District 2 — which covers much of east and northeast Wichita — will elect their new City Council candidate on Nov. 5.

Residents of the district were able to start casting votes this week as early voting began. Their choices include a public health advocate, former state representative and a former speech writer for current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Three candidates are in the race for Wichita City Council District 4.

Council member Jeff Blubaugh is seeking re-election while Beckie Jenek and Christopher Parisho make their first runs for city office.

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