Kansas voters on Tuesday protected the right to get an abortion in their state, rejecting a measure that would have allowed their Republican-controlled Legislature to tighten abortion restrictions or ban it outright.
Beyond the constitutional amendment question concerning abortion rights in the state, likely the biggest issue on ballots is determining who will represent the GOP in the run to replace Derek Schmidt as Kansas Attorney General.
The Kansas Secretary of State’s Office says, as of 8 a.m. Thursday, elections officials had mailed 119,670 advance ballots, with 52,865 of then returned, and another 110,697 people casting advance ballots in person.
Kansas’ top elections official violated the state’s open records law when he had office computer software altered so that it could no longer produce data sought by a voting-rights advocate, the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
A bipartisan group of Kansas Senators has condemned recent acts of vandalism against political signs for the upcoming vote on the Value Them Both amendment but have still encouraged residents to be diligent in their civic duty.