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Kansas Sets Advance Voting Record

By: Jennifer Bocchieri Email
By: Jennifer Bocchieri Email

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Kansas has set a record this year for the number of people casting advance ballots — and not all of them have been counted. Advanced voting ended at noon Monday.

The secretary of state's office said 283,294 mailed advance ballots had been received as of Monday morning. It said it still was tallying how many people had done advance voting in person.

By comparison, the previous record was in 2004, with 245,680 people doing advance voting either by mail or in person. Advance voting started in 1996.

Sedgwick County reported the most mailed-in advance ballots, followed by Johnson County.

Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh said Friday that he expects a record turnout at the polls on Tuesday of 1.36 million voters, or about 78 percent of those who are registered.


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