Only 20 Percent Of Registered Voters Took Part In Kansas' Primary Elections
Only about 20 percent of the state's 1.74 million registered voters took part in this month's primary elections.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach chairs the three-member State Board of Canvassers, which certified the results of the August 5th primaries yesterday. Nearly 351,000 ballots were cast.
The 20 percent participation was the lowest for a Kansas primary election since 2006, when it was 18 percent.
Logan County in western Kansas had the highest turnout, at 40 percent.
Labette County in southeast Kansas had the lowest, at 12 percent.