State Officially Affirms Nov. 4 Election

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Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says this year's election in Kansas went smoothly despite record voter registration and turnout. The state's Board of Canvassers affirmed the results of all 105 counties' returns yesterday, officially ending the 2008 campaign.

Thornburgh -- the board chairman -- said the election was noteworthy in Kansas because it produced record voter registration, advance voting and turnout. Voter registration was 55,000 above the previous high and there were 21,000 more actual voters.

A record 34 percent used advance voting. In fact, in Johnson and
Sedgwick counties, more people voted early than showed up on Nov.
4. Thornburgh and representatives for the governor and attorney
general fulfilled duties as state canvassers by signing documents
attesting to the accuracy of the votes.