All eyes will be on Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman on Tuesday during her first general election in charge. Will there be more problems with the electronic scanners that poll workers use to scan the photo IDs, as reported during the February and August elections and again during early voting last week? Will close races lead to repercussions from the troubling cases in which at least 64 people in the county received advance ballots intended for other precincts? And will the office release the election results in a timely manner Tuesday night? Or will there be a repeat of the August primary, when an election worker’s error led to the release of incorrect totals early on and the delay of final results until 11:15 p.m.? That was after some candidates and their supporters had given up, and as the state wondered what on earth was going on in Sedgwick County. Every election has its glitches, but more voting problems Tuesday will make it harder for the public to trust the results.
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