Sedgwick County

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A Sedgwick County commissioner is counting on his proven experience and a strong base of support to win re-election for a third term.

Republican Richard Ranzau faces Democrat Lacey Cruse, a political newcomer, in the race to represent the county’s 4th District.

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Sedgwick County commissioners spent more time debating the process of a personnel investigation than conducting business during their weekly meeting Wednesday.

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Sedgwick County's 1st District will soon have its first new representative on the County Commission in 16 years.

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The Sedgwick County Election Office in downtown Wichita is extending its office hours through Tuesday in order to process voter registrations.

Sedgwick County Looking For Help On Election Day

Oct 11, 2018
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Sedgwick County needs more than 100 workers for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Shifts begin at 4:45 a.m. and last until about 9 p.m. at the county’s 73 poll locations. Workers are required to attend a paid training session.

Positions are available for election clerks, provisional ballot judges and supervisors. Pay begins at $120 for election day, plus $37.50 for training.

A limited number of positions are available for half-day shifts, which pay $7.50 per hour.

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An investigation into Sedgwick County leadership is on hold for now.

Sedgwick County Commission Chairman David Dennis gave an update at Wednesday's meeting.

The commissioners are hiring outside legal counsel instead of using the county’s attorney, Eric Yost, to look into personnel problems.

Dennis says he had a limited meeting with a lawyer this week because commissioners still need to decide a scope and mission for the investigation.

That work stalled because Dennis wasn’t able to get a quorum for meetings.

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Starting next year, Kansas counties are required to do post-election audits. The check will make sure the voting process — from equipment to office procedures — is done correctly, and the election results are accurate.

According to legislation approved earlier this year, a county election board will review at least one contested race on federal, state and county levels.

According to legislation approved earlier this year, a county election board will review at least one contested race on federal, state and county levels.

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A Wichita woman takes her farmers market on the road to people who don’t have easy access to fruits and vegetables.

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Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, a single day set aside for a coordinated awareness campaign to get more people registered to vote.

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A new report says the suicide rates for Sedgwick County and Kansas are consistently higher than the national rate. The Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition presented its annual report to county commissioners Wednesday.

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