Primary voter turnout predicted to be highest in decade

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Thursday forecast primary election turnout to be the highest it's been in at least 10 years.

Kobach predicted that 26 percent of the state's registered voters will cast ballots in the Aug. 7 primary election, which features hotly contested races for governor and in two congressional districts.

"There's a lot of activity," Kobach said.

At 26 percent, Kansas voter turnout would be higher than the primary elections in 2014 or 2010, the last two years when there was a gubernatorial race.

So far, 56,067 advanced ballots have been cast . . .

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