December 21, 2012
Sedgwick County's election night tabulation problems were the result of a lack of election workers, the Kansas Secretary of State's office announced today. The Secretary of State revealed the result of its investigation.
Investigators found the Sedgwick County election commissioner's office had the lowest number of full time staff with the second highest number of registered voters, as compared with the other three Kansas counties with election commissioners.
Election night results were delayed by more than three hours on the county's website.
The investigation also found the vote totals were never incorrectly reported.
The Secretary of State recommends working with county commissioners to appropriately staff the office, and for workers, in the future, to post partial results as soon as possible after the polls close.
Additional training with election software was also recommended for Sedgwick County election workers.