Secretary of State predicts record general election turnout

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (AP Photo/John Hanna)

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Secretary of State Kris Kobach predicts approximately 1.3 million Kansas voters will turn out to vote in the general election this year.

If that happens, it will be the highest turnout number in the history of the state.

Kobach said the thing that tends to signal voter participation is advance voting, which is up significantly from 2012.

“Voter interest has been extremely high in 2016 and that voter interest is reflected in the very rapid pace of advance voting in Kansas so far, and so we are seeing a very positive affect of all of the interest in this year’s presidential election,” said Kobach.

So far, the statewide number of advance ballots cast are 324,266, with 125,544 by mail and 198,722 in person.