The Kansas secretary of state's office says
turnout in this week's election was 48.4 percent.
That's a little better than the 47.5 percent Secretary of State
Chris Biggs had predicted.
About 834,000 of the state's 1.7 million registered voters cast
ballots. Biggs had predicted about 820,000 would do so.
Turnout was lower than in each of the past four so-called
midterm elections, when Kansans choose a governor and other
In 2006, a good year for Democrats nationally, turnout was 52
percent in Kansas. And in 1994, when Republicans claimed majorities
both houses of Congress, it was 64 percent in the Sunflower State.