Long lines meant some Johnson Co. polls stayed open until 8 p.m.

Published: Aug. 7, 2018 at 11:03 PM CDT
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A Kansas official says long lines at some polling places delayed the reporting of election results in the state's most populous county.

State elections director Bryan Caskey said Tuesday night that some polling places in Johnson County remained open until about 8 p.m. to accommodate people who were in line to vote when polls officially closed at 7 p.m.

He said that led local officials to delay reporting their first results, from votes cast in advance.

Johnson County has nearly 408,000 registered voters, or almost 23 percent of the state's total of 1.8 million.

The delay in reporting results came as Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Gov. Jeff Colyer were locked in a tight race for the Republican nomination for governor.