Long poll lines delay Kansas election results

August 07, 2018 - 11:48 pm

A Kansas official says long lines at polling places delayed election results in the state's most populous county as Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach were locked in a tight race for the Republican nomination for governor.
State elections director Bryan Caskey said Tuesday night that some polling places in Johnson County in the suburbs of Kansas City remained open until about 8:00 p.m. to accommodate people who were in line to vote when polls officially closed at 7:00 p.m.
He says that led local officials to delay reporting their first results, from votes cast in advance.
Johnson County has nearly 408,000 registered voters, or almost 23% of the state's total of 1.8 million.

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