Remember to register to vote today

Citizens who aren’t registered to vote must do so today if they want to vote in the Aug. 7 primaries. Applications can be submitted in person, online or by mail (must be postmarked by today). Go to for more information, or call the Sedgwick County Election Office at 316-660-7100. Former Wichita Mayor Elma Broadfoot is helping lead an effort to encourage Democrats to reregister and switch parties (the deadline is also today) so they can vote in the GOP primaries – particularly for races such as Sedgwick County district attorney in which there is no Democrat in the general election. Not many people tend to respond to such appeals, however, so it is unlikely to have an impact on the outcomes of races.