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Election canvassers to reconvene at 3 p.m. to tally new vote totals

Sedgwick County election canvassers will reconvene at 3 p.m. today after provisional votes are counted to announce new vote totals from last week’s primaries.

Of about 1,200 provisional votes, the canvass board voted to count about 820, or about 60 percent.

Those included ballots from people who went to the wrong polling place, requested an advance ballot in person but showed up to vote, had moved within the county but hadn’t updated their voter registration, were unaffiliated but wanted to vote in the Republican primary, had changed their names or changed their name and moved.

Canvassers did not count votes from people who were registered with a party but wanted to vote in the other party’s primary, not registered or had moved out of the county or voted twice by advance ballot.

Election results aren’t expected to change because provisional ballots generally follow the overall voting trend.

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