Topekans head to the polls to vote in historical election

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Many Topekans were up bright and early to head to the polls across the capital city.

Shawnee County Election Commissioner Andrew Howell is predicting a 75 percent voter turnout.

That’s about two percentage points above the previous two presidential election years. A high number of people already cast their advance ballots. Advance voting is running ahead of the 2012 general election.

Statewide, Secretary of State Kris Kobach predicted a 72 percent voter turnout. Tuesday morning, KSNT News talked to voters heading in to the polls.

Remember the polls are open until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

If you haven’t cast your vote yet be aware of some construction projects that could slow you down.

If you have questions about where your voting place is, you can call the Shawnee County Election Office at 785-251-5900.

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