By-mail voters urged to use those ballots


Long lines were reported on Monday morning at the early voting site at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita.
As in-person voting gets underway this week, Sedgwick County Election officials are “strongly encouraging” people who requested an advance ballot-by-mail to vote by mail rather than in person.
People who requested a ballot by mail but then choose to vote in person must cast a provisional ballot. Those ballots won’t be counted until canvassing after Election Day.
By-mail ballots and regular advance ballots cast in-person may be counted ahead of Election Day, helping officials provide a more timely tally of votes.
Election officials must double-check all provisional ballots against by-mail ballots to make sure people do not vote twice.
It is illegal to cast a vote by mail and then vote in person.