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.

 

U.S. SENATOR

REPUBLICAN KANSAS

  • Jerry Moran Winner 80.5%
    373,395
  • Joan Farr   19.5%
    90,197
463,592
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SECRETARY OF STATE

REPUBLICAN KANSAS

  • Scott J. Schwab Winner 55.2%
    239,306
  • Mike Brown   44.8%
    194,061
433,367
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GOVERNOR/LT. GOVERNOR

REPUBLICAN KANSAS

  • Derek Schmidt/Katie Sawyer Winner 80.6%
    363,546
  • Arlyn Briggs/Lance Berland   19.4%
    87,431
450,977
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ATTORNEY GENERAL

REPUBLICAN KANSAS

  • Kris Kobach Winner 42.3%
    195,701
  • Kellie Warren   37.9%
    175,555
  • Tony Mativi   19.8%
    91,400
462,656
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STATE TREASURER

REPUBLICAN KANSAS

  • Steven Johnson Winner 50.1%
    213,717
  • Caryn Tyson   49.9%
    212,952
426,669
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BOARD OF EDUCATION 9TH DISTRICT

REPUBLICAN KANSAS

  • Luke Aichele Winner 60.6%
    31,566
  • Jim Porter   39.4%
    20,521
52,087
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U.S. SENATE

DEMOCRAT KANSAS

  • Mark R. Holland Winner 38.0%
    96,832
  • Paul Buskirk   20.2%
    51,529
  • Patrick Wiesner   17.7%
    45,117
  • Mike Andra   12.5%
    31,953
  • Robert Kingenberg   8.0%
    20,435
  • Michael Soeteart   3.6%
    9,087
254,953
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KS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

The Value Them Both Amendment would affirm there is no KS constitutional right to abortion?

  • No Winner 58.8%
    534,134
  • Yes   41.2%
    374,611
908,745
100.0% precincts reporting
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GOVERNOR/LT. GOVERNOR

DEMOCRATIC KANSAS

  • Laura Kelly/D. Toland Winner 93.8%
    259,306
  • Richard Karnowski/B. Franco   6.2%
    17,077
276,383
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PRESIDING COMMISSIONER

REPUBLICAN BARTON COUNTY, MO

  • David W. Johnson Winner 45.6%
    1,196
  • Judy I. Fast   20.4%
    535
  • Garry Garrett   13.6%
    357
  • Terry Thieman   10.9%
    287
  • Kim O'Sullivan   9.5%
    250
2,625
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