Kansas Officials to Certify August Primary Results

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The results of the Kansas primary becomes final and official, showing that turnout was higher than expected.

The Kansas Board of Canvassers met at the secretary of state's office today to certify the August 5th results. There were no changes to the results made by the board, which is comprised of Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh and representatives for Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Steve Six.

Thornburgh said turnout was higher than the 319,000 voters he had predicted. Officially, 371,000 Kansans, or more than 22 percent of those registered, voted in the primary. The figure was below the 2004 mark when 488,000 voters, or nearly 31 percent, wentr to the polls.

Thornburgh said even though he underestimated turnout, the number is ``nothing to write home about.''

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