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Voters will go to the polls in Sedgwick County and across the state of Kansas Tuesday to cast ballots in the August primary election. A low turnout is expected for the primary, with an 18 percent turnout predicted statewide, and 15 percent projected for Sedgwick County.
Several races will be decided in the primary because there are no other candidates on the ballot for the November general election.
Republican voters will choose a new district attorney for Sedgwick County, with Marc Bennett and Kevin O'Connor on the ballot. The race for the District 3 Sedgwick County Commission seat has incumbent Karl Peterjohn facing challenger Jeff Longwell, and there is no Democratic candidate in the race.
The Republican race for Sedgwick County Sheriff has incumbent Bob Hinshaw facing a challenge from Wichita police captain Jeff Easter. The winner faces Democrat Jefrey Weinman in the November general election.
Voters will also decide five judicial races and the District 8 seat on the state board of education, with incumbent Walt Chappell facing challenger Kathy Busch.
One legislative race that will be closely watched is the Republican contest for state senate District 25, which has incumbent Jean Schodorf challenged by Wichita City Council member Michael O'Donnell. The Democratic primary in District 25 has Perry Schuckman facing Timothy Snow.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.