Few affected by court rulings voted in Kansas primary

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Few of the 17,600 Kansas voters at the center of legal fights over the state’s proof of citizenship requirements actually cast ballots in the Aug. 2 primary.

Voting rights advocates won temporary court rulings in federal and state courts affirming the right to vote for people who registered at motor vehicle offices but never submitted citizenship documents.

Overall, statewide turnout for the primary was 23.1 percent. Officials say 9,032 provisional ballots were cast, but don’t yet have a number for how many of those were cast by voters affected by the court decisions.

The Associated Press surveyed the state’s five biggest counties, which accounted for 4,287 of provisional ballots. It found 37 affected voters who cast ballots.

 

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