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Authorities to investigate Sedgwick election woes

November 7, 2012

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— The Kansas Secretary of State's office plans to investigate problems at the Sedgwick County elections office that delayed vote totals for hours after the polls closed.

State election director Brad Bryant said Wednesday officials will meet next week with Sedgwick County personnel and the vendor of the software the county uses to tally results. He says results posted on the election website inaccurately showed the number of reporting precincts.

Final results from Sedgwick County were unavailable until nearly 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Bryant says officials now suspect the problem was human error, rather than a software issue. He notes other jurisdictions across the nation have used the software without problems.

Sedgwick County also had the same problem during the August primary election.

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