Preparation is paramount for Sedgwick County Elections this year

WICHITA, Kansas – With the election less than two weeks away, the Sedgwick County Elections Commission is getting an update on preparations for voting.

You might recall during the last big general election, the county had a lot of delays with results.

Sedgwick County Elections Commissioner, Tabitha Lehman gave an update to county officials today and said they have trained staff, and are going over procedures for election night. This time around, Lehman is expecting a smooth series of returns on election night, after experiencing some unprecedented delays in 2010.

And the voter turnout this time is likely to be strong.

This is an early indicator of what voter turnout could be, as today is the first day of in-person voting at the Sedgwick County Office.

County officials will need to be ready because the in-person voting for just this morning already beat the totals from the entire first day back in 2010.

“We had about 170 voters earlier today, but now we are up to like 260, so for a point of reference for that early vote number, the first day of early voting in 2010, we had a total of like 246,” said Lehman.

The indication is even though voting numbers could be up this year, the county says it is ready and will be up to the task this year. They are not anticipating any delays this time.

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