Shawnee County Predicts Record Voter Turnout

TOPEKA, Kan. - Elizabeth Ensley, Shawnee County Election Commissioner, is expecting more than 90,700 Shawnee County voters to vote this Tuesday. That would be a record number of voters for a November General Election.

The Election Commissioner has taken a number of steps since 2006 to help prevent long lines.

1. Boundary lines have been redrawn for 66 precincts to reduce the size of those, which had become too large.
2. Every precinct has two types of voting equipment.
3. Advance voting has extended hours.
4. More staff has been hired.
5. E-mail voting has been provided for Federal Services voters.
6. The ballot has been redesigned to make it easier to read.
7. Voters may check their registration status, verify their polling place and obtain advance voter applications by going to the election office website at

Anyone who wishes information on their registration status or polling place may also call the Election Office at 266-0285.