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County looking to replace voting machines

A Wichita State University statistician is still trying, without any success so far, to check the accuracy of Sedgwick County voting machines after finding odd patterns in election returns. Meanwhile, the county issued a request for proposals last month for the replacement of its voting machines, which are about 10 years old. Sedgwick, Johnson, Shawnee and Wyandotte counties are joining in the same RFP in hopes of leveraging lower bids, which are due Oct. 27. Sedgwick County expects to spend between $4.5 million and $7 million on the new voting system, which it hopes to roll out in 2017. – Phillip Brownlee