Ambassador Hotel voters may need to go to different polling places

02/15/2012 5:00 AM

08/05/2014 6:11 PM

Because of the short time to plan for it, about 16,000 people could vote in a different location than usual for the Feb. 28 special election on the Ambassador Hotel, election commissioner Tabitha Lehman told commissioners today.

Those voters will get notice about where to cast a ballot, she said.

Advance voting in person started today at the election office on the first floor of the historic courthouse, 510 N. Main, in downtown Wichita.

People who vote in the election will have to show photo ID for the first time.

Commissioners today designated the election office as the go-to place for people who need help filling out forms to get a free birth certificate so they can vote.

Lehman reminded people that only voters who live within Wichita’s city limits can vote in the special election.

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