Statewide Voter Turnout Lower Than Anticipated


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The numbers are in and they show even fewer voters turned out for the August 5th primary elections than predicted.

The Kansas Secretary of State's office said Friday that 347,308 of the state's 1,735,386 registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's elections. That equates to a turnout of 20.01 percent.

Statewide turnout was predicted to be 22 percent.

Among individual counties, local officials reported turnout of 23.22 percent in Shawnee County, 17 percent in Riley County, 15.7 percent in Lyon County and 13.33 percent in Geary County.

Posted by Melissa Brunner

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