Nearly twice as many Kansans have already voted this year as they did by this time four years ago, new data out Wednesday show.
The secretary of state's office on Thursday reported that 231,426 Kansas voters - about 12% of all registered voters - had cast ballots as of Wednesday morning.
That's almost double the 116,780 ballots that had been cast by this time four years ago.
The increase so far has been driven mostly by mail ballots, of which 148,016 have already been returned compared to 49,569 in 2016.
About 490,000 advance by mail . . .