Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives. For recent You Oughta Know columns, go to www.kansas.com/oughta.
The record: Election statistics and information kept by the Kansas Secretary |of State's Office, including schedules and voter turnout and registration information. Election results also are available.
Why you'd want them: To help gauge Kansans' interest in politics and to learn more about election results.
Where you get the records: From the secretary of state's Web site, www.kssos.org. Click on "Elections and Legislative" and then on "Election Statistics."
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How much it will cost: The information is free.