Early voting wraps up with long line of people in Sedgwick County


Early voting ended in Sedgwick County at noon on Monday. 

Outside the Old Sedgwick County Courthouse, a long line of people were in line to cast their vote in the upcoming election.  The next chance to vote will be tomorrow.

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Susan De Wit joined many for early voting Monday morning to make sure she cast her ballot. 

“It’s a hard task to do but get some courage and come.”

But election eve attracted many voters from many generations. Two girls KSN talked to said they aren’t leaving anything to chance.  

“I feel like it’s my responsibility to be here, and if I want to make a change, it has to start with someone,” said Shalice Carter-Thompson.

There are over 65,000 registered voters in Sedgwick County alone. The number prompted the elections officials to add more polling locations.

“I heard a couple of people in line, saying this was the first time they had ever voted,” said Tabitha Lehman, Sedgwick County Elections Commissioner. 

Also on Monday, the Kansas Secretary of State reported that voter registrations have surged this past year heading into the midterm election with more than 1.84 million registered voters.

Republicans remain the dominant party with 817,713 registered voters, while Democrats grew their ranks to 463,114. Unaffiliated voters totaled 543,403, while Libertarians totaled 17,618.

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