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Sedgwick County’s voter turnout at 20.4 percent, statewide 22.8 percent

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 3:46 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 9:38 a.m.

Voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary across the state and in Sedgwick County was higher than projected by officials, according to figures announced Wednesday.

Sedgwick County saw a turnout of 20.4 percent of registered voters, or 53,887 voters, which was more than 15 percent that was projected rate.

Kansas Secretary of State’s office had said earlier that Sedgwick County’s turnout was 24.8 percent, but that was based upon incorrect numbers provided late Tuesday night by the county’s election office, Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman said.

Statewide, 22.8 percent of registered voters (392,142) cast ballots in the primary.

Greeley County had the highest turnout with 64.7 percent; the lowest was Wyandotte’s 11.3 percent. Johnson County had 17.1 percent and Shawnee County 27.8 percent.

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