Software in Sedgwick County's new voting machines confusing

August 03, 2018 - 7:43 pm

A software design issue with Sedgwick County's new voting machines is confusing some early voters.

Not all the candidates' names appear on the first screen of the gubernatorial race.

To see all the names, a voter has to touch "more" at the bottom of the screen to open another page with the rest of the candidates.

The main reason is there are so many candidates running for governor. State law also requires each ballot line to include the names of the candidate and running mate and the cities where they live.

The machine can only handle four candidates per page.

Whose names a voter sees on the opening page depends on where they live because the order is changed at random from precinct to precinct.

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