Election Office cuts the ribbon on its new location

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- As presidential candidates battle it out, the Shawnee County Election office invited voters to its new home.

Election Commissioner Andrew Howell invited the public to his new office for a ribbon cutting. He wanted to make sure that voters are familiar with the new office before fall elections. The office moved to its new location at 3420 SW VanBuren St. in May.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach joined Howell for Thursday’s event.

The new location has more space than the former location, which Howell says will work in the favor of the voters come election time.

“I know a number of people who are actually outside in November waiting in line,” said Howell. “In the presidential election in 2008, I’ve heard stories about the line wrapping around the building. So standing out in a line in cold weather is hopefully a thing of the past.”

Howell says the election office is also looking into getting new voting equipment and the office will have public meetings in the future.

Information about voting can be found online at http://www.snco.us/election/