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For Media Personnel
March 15, 2024
Stephanie Birmingham


Media Advisory for Presidential Primary March 19

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – Primary Election Day is Tuesday, March 19, with 102 polling locations in Sedgwick County open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Voters can find their polling place and view their sample ballot at Kansas Secretary of State | VoterView (

When polling places close on Tuesday, the Sedgwick County Election Office will begin the process of reporting unofficial results for the election.

How many votes have been cast so far?

Through Thursday, March 14, 3,470 registered voters have cast early ballots so far at the advance voting locations available in Sedgwick County.

The Election Office mailed 9,365 advance ballots to voters who applied to vote by mail. So far, 5,591 ballots have been returned. Advance-by-mail ballots need to be received in the Election Office or in a drop box by Tuesday at 7 p.m. No grace period is allowed in this election.

Election Day Media Coverage

Please be mindful not to disrupt citizens in the process of voting. If you want to get video inside a polling location, please check in with the Supervising Judge dedicated to each site. No voting will take place at the Election Office on Election Day.

Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Laura Rainwater will be available for media interviews at the following times & locations:

  • 6:30 a.m.: Woodland United Methodist Church, 1100 W. 15th N., Wichita
  • 4 p.m.: Wichita United Church of Christ, 5200 E. 31st South, Wichita

Additional polling sites recommended for media coverage include:

  • Sedgwick County Extension Office, 7001 W. 21st St., Wichita
  • Grace Presbyterian Church - 5002 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita
  • Machinist Building, 3830 S. Meridian, Wichita
  • Reformation Lutheran Church, 7601 E. 13th St N., Wichita

Election Night Media Coverage

An Election Office collaboration room will be available from 6:30 - 10 p.m. on the third floor of the Sedgwick County Historic Courthouse, 510 N. Main, for the media to gather to await results. Once unofficial returns are in, Laura Rainwater will give a brief wrap-up statement in the media room.

The media point of contact for Election Day is Stephanie Bergmann Birmingham, Community Relations Specialist. You can contact her at (office) 316-660-9318, (cell phone) 316-640-5561, or /

When all votes from Election Day polling places have been returned, tabulated and reported to the Secretary of State’s Office, the Election Office will post the unofficial results from Sedgwick County on the Election Office website. The Election Office will then close until 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Election Office staff will be unable to respond to media requests during that time.

What ballots are left to count after Election Day?

Provisional ballots will be reviewed and counted at the canvass for the election, which begins Tuesday, March 26 at 9 a.m. at the Election Office. The results will be certified when the canvass reconvenes at a time determined at canvass. Media and the public are welcome to attend the canvass. Official final results will be released after the canvass.