Archive for Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kansas voter turnout heavier than expected across the state

Connie Skinner looks over his ballot at the Union Pacific depot in Lawrence on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. Skinner was the first voter to cast his ballot at the depot on election day.

Connie Skinner looks over his ballot at the Union Pacific depot in Lawrence on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. Skinner was the first voter to cast his ballot at the depot on election day.

November 2, 2010

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— Kansas election officials say early voter turnout is a little heavier than anticipated.

Several officials said Tuesday that total participation could hit or exceed 50 percent.

Kansas Secretary of State Chris Biggs had predicted that about 820,000 people would cast ballots. That would be a turnout of about 48 percent.

But Brad Bryant, the office's elections director, said 229,000 Kansans cast ballots in advance, which is more than expected.

In Sedgwick County, Election Commissioner Bill Gale said polling places there have seen steady voting. He said turnout is on track to hit 50 percent.

And in Johnson County, Election Commissioner Brian Newby said the 15 machines at the two polling places he visited were all occupied, with a few people waiting.

Comments

jamoca 4 years, 8 months ago

Deafening silence from the LJWorld liberal faithful...I wonder why?

jamoca 4 years, 8 months ago

Wrong answer. They are scared! And by the way, I voted a week ago.

:)

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 8 months ago

You're right. The prospect of the Republicans being in a position to screw things up even worse than they already have is a bit scary. But since a large percentage of Republicans are actively hoping for Armageddon, and the sooner the better, maybe misgovernance isn't just a matter of incompetence.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 8 months ago

Just voted at my E. Lawrence (mostly Democratic) polling station, and it was quite busy.

yourworstnightmare 4 years, 8 months ago

Kobach is right after all. I saw a bunch of zombies voting. The dead are voting after all. Or the undead?

Flap Doodle 4 years, 8 months ago

"yourworstnightmare (anonymous) says… ...The TOP (tea old party) will pick up seats in the house and senate but will retake neither. Not much fun for them. Not the revolution that they so desire. Remember, not voting means you are voting for the TOP. October 9, 2010 at 2:41 p.m." Care to comment, nighty?

kernal 4 years, 8 months ago

Sorry to burst your bubble Jamoca Joka, but I mailed in my ballot week before last.

Ken Lewis 4 years, 8 months ago

They are going to get out there and vote for the same poeple and expect different results.

Matthew Herbert 4 years, 8 months ago

I voted at the first Southern Baptist Church on west 6th and actually had to wait in line for a minute. Good turnout!

madameX 4 years, 8 months ago

You should be able to click on your user name at the top left of the page, then choose "edit your profile" and the last thing to edit should be "avatar" and then you should be able to browse your files to choose a picture. Hope that helps.

madameX 4 years, 8 months ago

How pathetic is it that only about half of people who can bother to vote?

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