More than 505,000 Kansas ballots cast early - KCTV5

More than 505,000 Kansas ballots cast early

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Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office says the number of early ballots cast in Kansas is 47 percent higher than it was for the last presidential election in 2012. (KCTV5) Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office says the number of early ballots cast in Kansas is 47 percent higher than it was for the last presidential election in 2012. (KCTV5)
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Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office says the number of early ballots cast in Kansas is 47 percent higher than it was for the last presidential election in 2012.

Kobach's office said as of early Tuesday morning, more than 505,000 Kansas voters had cast ballots by mail or in person at sites set up by county election officials.

The figure was about 344,000 for the morning of the 2012 election.

Kobach has predicted that a record 1.3 million voters will participate in this year's election.

Voters have mailed in early ballots at a slightly higher rate than they did in 2012.

Early in-person voting increased nearly 87 percent before it ended at noon Monday.

About 332,000 people cast early ballots in-person this year. The figure for 2012 was 178,000.

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