Archive for Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Polls closed; counting begins

There was plenty of space and time available for voters like Gordon Phillips to cast their votes Tuesday morning at the Shawnee Civic Centre. Phillps said he was worried  he would have to stand in line for a long time since he uses a cane. A high turnout for advance voting has accounted for smaller than expected crowds at some polling locations.

There was plenty of space and time available for voters like Gordon Phillips to cast their votes Tuesday morning at the Shawnee Civic Centre. Phillps said he was worried he would have to stand in line for a long time since he uses a cane. A high turnout for advance voting has accounted for smaller than expected crowds at some polling locations.

November 4, 2008

With the exception of people who were standing in line at 7 p.m., voting is finished in Kansas for the general election.

Turnout was reported heavy throughout the region, though a big turnout of advance voters helped ease lines at the polls on Election Day.

Now the task of counting the ballots begins. County election officers throughout northeast Kansas are turning their attention to tallying and posting vote totals. First to be counted are those advanced ballots. For example, in Johnson County, officials forecast their counting of advance ballots — 86,000 cast in person and another 60,000 or so that were mailed out — could take long as 90 minutes. They hoped to have another update by 10 p.m. and didn’t know when the final, unofficial results would be posted.

Keep checking back at this Web site as voting results will be updated throughout the night.

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