Commissioners: Remember to sign your advance ballot

When Sedgwick County voters vote by advance ballot, they’re asked to sign their name on the envelope.

Some people forget that task, required by law.

That means commissioners have to throw out those ballots, which is unfortunate, board member Kelly Parks said, adding that everyone’s vote should count.

Commissioner Karl Peterjohn agreed with Parks, saying the number of ballots that must be thrown out each election is distressing.

The return envelopes for advance ballots contain a signature line that must be filled out.

The upcoming election is Nov. 2.