February 6, 2016

Kobach predicts low voter turnout in Aug. 7 primary

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is predicting record low turnout in the Aug. 7 primary elections. “Of the 1,719, 469 Kansans who are registered to vote, I expect approximately 310,000 will cast a ballot in Tuesday’s primary election,” Kobach said in a press conference on Aug. 2. He predicts about 18 percent of registered Continue Reading

Polls open at 7 a.m. on Aug. 3

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Although Secretary of State Chris Briggs said he expected only 19 percent of eligible Kansans to cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election, Brian Newby, Johnson County Election Commissioner, said he expects a far greater percentage at the polls locally. “My initial target when all is said and done was 29 percent,” Newby Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Suffrage shouldn’t be taken for granted

It can’t be said often enough: Many people died for the right to vote – a right we now take for granted. In the last presidential election in 2008, approximately 60 percent of those eligible to cast a ballot did. And presidential elections boast larger turnout than other elections. Sadly, Johnson County officials are only Continue Reading