Sedgwick County Polling Places Open For Primary Election

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Polling places are open in Sedgwick County as voters will cast ballots in a primary election. The only polling place that is not open is the Independent Living Center.

Sedgwick County voters will narrow the fields in three Wichita City Council races. Primaries will also be held in Hutchinson, Park City, Valley Center, Liberal, Emporia, Winfield and Goodland.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Kansas residents wanting to vote in Tuesday's local primary elections should be aware of changes in polling places and advance voting prompted by a massive winter storm.

The Kansas Secretary of State is extending advance voting until 7:00 p.m. Monday. Kris Kobach urges voters to cast their ballots today.

Officials in Reno and Shawnee counties have already decided to consolidate all polling places for Tuesday's elections, in anticipation of a storm that is forecast to dump several inches of snow on the state.

Shawnee County's 70 polling will be consolidated into Heritage Hall at the Kansas Expocentre. And all Reno County voting will take place at the county courthouse.

Election officials say they are consolidating voting sites out of concern for workers making it to polling places and problems transporting and testing voting machines.

All polling places are required to be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., no matter the weather.

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