TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says turnout in the state’s primary election varies based on whether a county has a hot state Senate race.
Kobach said Tuesday afternoon that it’s too early to tell whether turnout will exceed his prediction of 18 percent statewide. That’s a relatively low figure, and it would mean about 310,000 of the state’s 1.7 million registered voters casting ballots.
He said turnout at a Wyandotte County site he visited was steady but light. His reported that about 2,200 people had cast ballots in the county by noon.
In Topeka, reports from poll workers varied. In some polling places, workers thought turnout might exceed 30 percent. Turnout also was reported as being higher than anticipated in Park City, north of Wichita.