Kansas Sets Advance Voting Record

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas has set a record this year for the number of people casting advance ballots.

The secretary of state's office said 283,294 people either voted in person or mailed in advance ballots as of Monday morning. That compares with the previous record of 245,680 set in 2004. Advance voting started in 1996.

Sedgwick County reported the most advance ballots, followed by Johnson County.

Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh said Friday that he expects a record turnout at the polls on Tuesday of 1.36 million voters, or about 78 percent of those who are registered.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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