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Former Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O’Donnell was fined $25,000 by the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission for violating campaign finance laws.

O’Donnell admitted to nine campaign finance violations during two elections. The state panel said the fine will be cut in half if O’Donnell pays within 90 days.

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Tabitha Lehman, Sedgwick County’s election commissioner since 2011, will not be retained when her term expires in July.

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TOPEKA — Kansas election officials predicted Thursday that the state will see record-setting turnout for this year’s presidential election.

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Kansas could see record-breaking turnout in the Nov. 3 general election, even during a pandemic.

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas law that prohibits electioneering within a 250-foot buffer zone of a polling location is constitutional and does not infringe on the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

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As we near the Nov. 3 general election, KMUW will carry live coverage of several debates over the coming weeks, beginning with the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Below is the schedule of debates KMUW will carry live on air. You can also watch the debates online or stream audio through the KMUW app.

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BELLE PLAINE — More than 1,500 Kansans did not have their votes counted in the August primary because their mail ballots arrived too late, but many of them were uncounted because voters didn’t mail them on time, election data shows.

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A momentous election is now less than 40 days away, and a local group has been working hard to register young voters.

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Voter registrations are up in Sedgwick County, with six weeks to go until Election Day.

The Sedgwick County Election Office says more than 312,000 people are registered to vote in the general election. That’s up about 8,000 since the August primary, and about 18,000 since 2016, the last presidential election.

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Sedgwick County plans to set up a “mega voting site” at Intrust Bank Arena for early voting in the November general election.

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