Election Office prepared for voters to pick Topeka's next mayor

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Elections officials predict a 12% turnout as the city of Topeka narrows the field of candidates for mayor on Tuesday.

In-person advanced voting ended at exactly noon Monday at the Shawnee County Elections Office. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

A couple of changes this year if you had an advanced ballot mailed to you. You can turn it in Tuesday at the office or your polling place. Or, if you mail it back, it will count if it's postmarked by 7 p.m. Tuesday and gets to the Elections Office within three days.

Elections Commissioner Andrew Howell said advanced voting turnout was fairly low. His staff is prepared to help any city voters who want to cast ballots in the primary election.

"If people have questions about their specific polling place, you can see it on our website or call us here at the office, we'll have people standing by," Howell said. "We do not use voice mail for a reason. I want to make sure every phone call gets answered."

If you have a question for the Election Office, call 251-5900 or visit their website here.