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Sedgwick County mailing advance ballots at record pace

Hotly contested races translate into increased voter interest.

Sedgwick County is on pace to send out a record number of advance voting ballots for a primary, County Election Commissioner Bill Gale said today. His office expects to mail out 11,000 advance ballots for the Aug. 3 primary, which would surpass the record of 10,000 sent for the 2008 primary.

With competitive races for the 4th Congressional District and U.S. Senate, Gale said the interest in the primary is high.

Gale’s office began mailing advance ballots Wednesday and will continue to do so through July 30.  The last day the election office will mail advance voting applications is July 28.

Those wanting an application for an advance voting have several options:

–Pick one up at most Dillons or QuikTrips.

–Request one by calling  316-660-7100 or pick one up at the election office at 510 N. Main, suite 101,  in Wichita.

– Get one online here and print it out.

Applications may be returned by mail (County Election Office, 510 N. Main, Wichita 67203) or by fax (316-660-7125).