TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has seen faster growth among unaffiliated voters than among Republicans and Democrats.
The secretary of state’s office said Thursday that Kansas has a record 1.81 million registered voters for next week’s presidential election. The figure is 2.3 percent higher than the 1.77 million voters for the last presidential election in 2012.
The GOP remains the state’s largest party. It has more than 805,000 voters, or 44.4 percent. GOP numbers grew by 1.9 percent in four years.
Democrats have 449,000 voters, or 24.8 percent. Their numbers grew 0.7 percent.
Kansas has 542,000 unaffiliated voters, or 29.9 percent of the total. Their numbers grew 3.9 percent.
Libertarians had the biggest surge with their numbers up 36.2 percent. But with 15,500 voters, they’re still less than 1 percent of the total.