Statewide turnout for primary was 20 percent

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.

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