Primary turnout expected to be highest since ’96


Kansas is expecting to see its highest voter turnout for a primary in 24 years when voters go to the polls to cast ballots in next week's primary election.

The secretary of state's office on Friday projected that voter turnout would reach 28%, the highest for a primary since 1996 when Sheila Frahm and Sam Brownback waged a fierce campaign for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.

Voter turnout peaked at 39% in 1996 and hasn't approached that rate since, according to the secretary of state's office.

The highest voter turnout since then was in . . .


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