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Preliminary voter turnout numbers in Sedgwick County show more votes were cast in Tuesday's general election than in the 2016 presidential election.

The Sedgwick County Election Office says about 61% of registered voters participated in Tuesday's general election. Officials expect turnout to rise to about 65% once pending mail and provisional ballots are counted. 

Sedgwick County had more than 322,000 registered voters this year — an increase of 28,000 since the 2016 election.

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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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More than a quarter of the 29,000 provisional ballots in Kansas were rejected in the 2018 general election because of various errors, leaving 7,692 voters out of the democratic process.

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Hundreds of thousands of Kansans are expected to vote by mail this election — many for the first time.

The Secretary of State’s office says that as of Oct. 22, more than 490,000 ballots had been mailed out, with still a few days left for voters to request them.

In Sedgwick County, about 87,000 voters have requested advance ballots, an all-time high, says Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman.

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

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Long lines marked the start of early voting Monday in Sedgwick County.

Polls opened inside Intrust Bank Arena and the county Election Office Monday morning. At 10 a.m., lines wrapped around the arena before slowing to a steady trickle around lunch time.  

Washington, D.C., or Topeka: No matter the seat of power, you deserve to know who is on the ballot and what their views are.

The time has come to cast a ballot — but for whom? The Kansas News Service can help you make your decision with this rundown of the major races, links to our stories and handy comparisons of the congressional candidates.

U.S. Senate: Doctor vs. Doctor

Democrat Barbara Bollier is a state senator (who left the Republican Party in 2018) from the ritzy Kansas City suburb of Mission Hills. She's also a retired anesthesiologist.

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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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The Sedgwick County Election Office starts sending out advance mail ballots on Oct. 14. In-person early voting starts Oct. 19. And, of course, polling sites are open on Election Day, Nov. 3.

With so many different ways to cast your ballot in this unique election, KMUW wants to know: How are you voting?

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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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