Sheela Sherrod of Derby was the final voter at Woodlawn United Methodist Church. Polling lines were long at the church in the final hours of voting and 27 people filled out paper ballots rather than waiting for the electronic machines.
Derby voters, overall, appeared to follow the rest of Sedgwick County in the Aug. 7 primary election.
In nearly every race, the city precinct results were close to the end tally in the election.
With those, the south side of Derby will see representation by a new state senator. Incumbent Sen. Dick Kelsey lost the primary to former state representative Dan Kerschen by a 57 percent to 42 percent margin.
Kelsey served two terms as state representative and one term as a state senator. He had been adamant in his effort to see that a bill which would have legalized the sale of alcohol at convenience and grocery stores did not pass.
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