Increase in voter turnout fuels primary elections

BY REBEKAH REED

This year’s Kansas primary election has received more attention than in the past. According to KSHB, Kansas had an increased voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary, and as of Monday, voter turnout was at 36 percent, up from 2018.   

Many polling lines were long, but Kansans waited their time to ensure their voices were heard. 

Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Angela Caudillo told KSN that they were excited to see a lot of people get out and vote. 

The Kansas Secretary of State’s Twitter account tweeted there was a higher turnout of advanced in-person ballots this year than in the previous two elections. There were more early voters this year than in the 2018 and 2020 elections which will be counted through Friday according to the Secretary of State’s Twitter account.  

Unofficial Primary Results: via the NY Times 

Governor: Derek Schmidt [R] Laura Kelly [D] 

Secretary of State: Scott Schwab [R] Jeanna Repass [D] 

Attorney General: Kris Kobach [R] Chris Mann [D] 

State Treasurer: Steven Johnson [R] Lynn W. Rogers [D] 

U.S. Senate: Jerry Moran [R] Mark Holland [D] 

Commissioner of Insurance: Kiel Corkan [D] 

Value Them Both Amendment: No [58.8%] 

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