Statewide turnout for primary was 20 percent
08/08/2014 12:21 PM
08/13/2014 12:34 PM
Only one-fifth of Kansas’ registered voters cast ballots statewide in the primary election that concluded Tuesday, according to figures released Friday by the Secretary of State’s office.
Unofficially, the turnout was 20 percent – 347,308 people out of the state’s 1,735,386 registered voters. That’s below the 25.6 percent turnout for the last midterm primary, which was in 2010.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach had projected a 22 percent turnout. Sedgwick County saw an 18.7 turnout.
The count won’t be official until counties conduct their canvassing next week.
Nation & World Videos
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.