Voters throughout Kansas will choose city and school leaders and will decide the outcome of special questions Tuesday.

Early walk-in voting in all counties must close at noon Monday. In Reno County, the early voting location in the Reno Courthouse Annex, 125 W. First Ave., will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Monday. 

Here and across the region Tuesday, regular election sites will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The only voting location shift in Reno County is in Buhler, where Buhler Public Library becomes a permanent voting site in place of Buhler High School.

Voters need to show a photo ID, such as a driver's license, military ID or passport, at the polls. If a voter is unsure about his voting location, he can call his county clerk's office. In Reno County, the number is (620) 694-2934.

This is the first time local city and school elections are taking place in November. They used to be held in April, but the Legislature moved them to November in odd-numbered years. The hope is that voter turnout will be greater, but some western Kansas county election officials did not expect sizable numbers, partly because of a dearth of candidates.

In Haskell and Greeley counties, for example, every candidate on the ballot should win because the number of candidates in each race neatly aligns with the number of seats open.

However, other areas have seen lively campaigns. In Ford County, eight candidatates are jostling for four seats on the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees. Hutchinson voters will decide whether to continue a quarter-cent city sales tax dedicated for streets, sidewalks, property tax relief, the Cosmosphere and Strataca. 

Reno County Deputy Election Officer Jenna Fager said normally turnout of eligible voters in a city-school election might average 18 percent to 25 percent. She's anticipating turnout will be on the higher end of the range, around 25 percent.

"I think the city of Hutchinson's tax question is drawing people out," Fager said Friday.

As of Friday afternoon, 767 voters had visited the advance voting site at the Reno County Courthouse Annex. Early voting there has been in progress for two weeks.