Kansas primary voter turnout higher than past
PITTSBURG, Kan. – Registered Kansas voters took to the voting booths for the primary election.
The August 2, 2022, Kansas Primary elections regarding the “Value Them Both” (HR 5003) amendment and electing representatives in the state are underway. The “Value Them Both” amendment sparked after the overturning of Roe Versus Wade in the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2022. This controversial decision has caused debate amongst the states. Kansas voters have the ability to voice their opinions on the amendment through private voting today.
The State of Kansas Secretary of State voter registration statistics show registration numbers have risen in the last month, since the Supreme Court decision in June 2022, by 7,325 voters in July 2022.
Rebecca Stephens, a Kansas voter, said, “I think it’s important that we get votes from all sides of the issues, because it’s just people saying what they truly believe is right.” The amendment is bringing out voters, which is causing higher numbers for representatives. “It’s important for people to voice their opinions on that,” said Nancy Ingle, Kansas registered voter. “Even City Commission, it’s not a partisan election, but you should be out supporting who you think will best represent you on the City Council.”
The State of Kansas Secretary of State primary election voter statistics show: 2016 had a 23.5% voter turnout; 2018 had 27.1% voter turnout; and 2020 had 34.2% voter turnout.
Marsha Wallace, a Pittsburg election worker, said, “It seems to me that this has been a much higher turn out for a primary election, more like a general election, so it’s interesting to me to see what the total count will be.”
You can find results to the proposition as they come in below. You can also find more Aug. 2, 2022, election results here.
Jerry Moran Winner
SECRETARY OF STATE
Scott J. Schwab Winner
Derek Schmidt/Katie Sawyer Winner
Arlyn Briggs/Lance Berland
Kris Kobach Winner
Steven Johnson Winner
BOARD OF EDUCATION 9TH DISTRICT
Luke Aichele Winner
Mark R. Holland Winner
KS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
The Value Them Both Amendment would affirm there is no KS constitutional right to abortion?
Laura Kelly/D. Toland Winner
Richard Karnowski/B. Franco
REPUBLICAN BARTON COUNTY, MO
David W. Johnson Winner
Judy I. Fast
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