Early voting underway in Sedgwick County

With many counties across the state already seeing record turnouts for early, in-person voting–Sedgwick County will begin the process this Monday, October 19th.

INTRUST Bank Arena will be open for advance in-person voting. This site can handle up to 50 people at once while providing enough space to keep people socially distanced. Voting will be available through October 31, but the arena will not not be open October 24 or 25. Hours differ throughout the early voting period. Be sure the check the schedule below.

Sedgwick County’s Election Office will also open on the 19th for advance voting. You can vote early here from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, through November 2. The office will be open on Halloween from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Charles Koch Arena will be open for one day only for early in-person voting on October 22nd. This site will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Satellite early-voting locations will open across the county on October 27.

Advance voting is open to all registered voters in Sedgwick County. Masks can be recommended for voters, but the Kansas Secretary of State has said a voter cannot be turned away for not wearing a mask. Scott Schwab is recommending that all local health guidelines be followed, but says state law doesn’t mandate masks as a requirement to vote.

Polls will be open as usual on November 3, but there is concern that record turnout could lead to long lines this year. Anyone who is able to vote early is encouraged to do so.

More information on voting in Sedgwick County can be found here. Sedgwick County Election Office

The county has set up 14 ballot drop boxes, so you can fill out a mail-in ballot and drop it off yourself. Ballot Drop Box Map

Check your voter registration status here. Kansas Registration Information