October 20, 2010
Voters have a choice between mail-in or in-person advance voting for the November elections. More than 240 voters came out today for the first day of advance voting at the Sedgwick County Election Office.
"Just wanted to beat the crowd and go ahead and just get it done so I could spend the day watching the results," said Darrell Davis, early voter.
The election office sent out 63,000 advance ballots and 20,000 have been mailed back. Officials say this is a convenient option for voters and also a cost savings for the office when spreading out the workload.
"You don't have 130,000 people showing up on one day to vote. You have spread it out over two or three weeks. So that's not only good for the voter and shorter time waiting to get their vote cast but also spreads out the work volume too," said Bill Gale, Sedgwick County Election Officer.
Starting Oct. 26, 15 satellite locations throughout Sedgwick County will be open for advance voting.