Vote Tuesday

Heavier than normal vote turnouts are expected in Tuesday's primary because of the constitutional amendment question on abortion that's on ballots across the state.


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July 29, 2022 - 2:34 PM

Secretary of State Scott Schwab predicted 36% of registered Kansas voters would take part in Tuesday’s primary, a substantial increase from 2018, and a reflection of interest in the proposed abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution. Photo by (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Nearly 400 Allen Countians have cast ballots in advance of Tuesday’s primary election, a number substantially larger than past primary tallies, poll workers noted Friday.

The higher turnout likely revolves around the question asking voters to amend the state constitution regarding abortion restrictions.

A “yes” vote allows the State Legisture to pass laws to regulate abortion in Kansas. A “no” vote makes no changes to the State Constitution which restricts abortion after 22 weeks, among other things.

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