'This decision was wrong': Voters turned away from Maize polling location
MAIZE, Kan. (KAKE) - The Sedgwick County Election Office says the election workers made the wrong decision in telling voters at a polling location in Maize that they'd have to vote somewhere else.
According to a release, the election office was made aware that the Maize Recreation Center polling location informed voters who were in line prior to 7 p.m. that they would need to go to a different location in order to vote. That decision was reportedly not made in conjunction with the Sedgwick County Election Office.
The election office says election workers do not have the authority to make that decision.
“This was an inappropriate decision made by the election workers,” said Election Commissioner Angela Caudillo. “This was immediately addressed with those workers.”
Those from the Maize Recreation Center polling site who arrived at a different polling location were allowed to vote provisionally.
The election office said, "All polling sites have been directed to keep track of this information so that the Election Office can work to make sure those votes get addressed properly."