More ballots were cast during the 2022 primary election than for any primary in Kansas history, election officials said Thursday as they certified an election they called the most closely watched in state history.
A total of 939,371 people cast a vote during the primary, shattering the previous primary record of 532,000 votes cast in the 1996 primary.
The record-breaking numbers came as Kansans went to the polls in droves to decide whether the state constitution should protect the right to an abortion.
The amendment, which would have removed abortion as a protected right in the constitution . . .