Election Workers Get Trained On Ballots

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The polls open in less than a week and with this being a presidential election year, they're expected to be busy. To prepare, election workers are spending part of their days in the week before elections, in "election school."

During the training, they review things like paper and electronic ballots, and how they can answer voter questions without breaking electioneering laws.

Hundreds are expected to work Shawnee County polling sites Tuesday. After 400 Shawnee County voters were given ballots for the wrong district in the Primary Election this year, new Shawnee County Election Commissioner Andrew Howell said his biggest emphasis in training for the General Election has been making sure voters get the correct ballot.

"We've met with each of them individually. We've gone over their individual precincts," Howell said, "so I feel confident that each person in this class has an understanding of that and that's what we're focusing on for this year."

To advance vote in person, visit your county election office by Noon on Monday, Nov. 5. If you want to mail in a ballot, the deadline to apply for it to be mailed to voters is Friday, Nov. 2.

The Kansas Secretary of State's Office has a toll-free number to help answer election questions. It is 1-800-262-VOTE.

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