Butler County Times Gazette
  • Understaffing contributed to election woes

  • A task force looking at election day reporting problems in Sedgwick County says the office overseeing them is understaffed and needs more updated training.
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  • A task force looking at election day reporting problems in Sedgwick County says the office overseeing them is understaffed and needs more updated training.
    Their six-page report released Monday was completed in response to problems that included final vote counts being delayed for hours after polls closed. The task force found that the Sedgwick County commissioner's office has the lowest number of full-time staff with the second highest number of registered voters when compared with the three other large Kansas counties. The group found vote totals were never incorrectly reported and no laws or policies were broken.
    The group recommended county commissioners appropriately staff the office and contract for at least the next two years for on-site election day support with the vendor who supplied the election software.
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