Sedgwick County anticipates high voter turnout for Kansas primary
Voters will weigh-in on a special constitutional amendment question
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Election officials in Sedgwick County said they are expecting a high voter turnout for the August 2 primary.
Typically turnout statewide for primaries is 15 to 30 percent. With the constitutional amendment special question, any registered voter in Sedgwick County will be able to cast a ballot.
The election office is preparing for up to a 65 percent turnout. Election officials believe it might be closer to 50 percent, but they want to over-prepare just in case.
Here are some of the key dates over the next six weeks:
- July 12: Last day to register to vote for the primary election.
- July 13: Advance ballots will start going out.
- July 18: Early in-person voting will begin at the election office.
- July 28: Early voting at satellite sites begins.
- August 2: Primary election
Several U.S. and state races will also be on the primary ballot. If you plan to vote in those races, you will have to declare a political party to vote for the candidates.
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