Vote canvassers to determine GOP candidate for Kansas governor

Bill Grady
August 13, 2018 - 6:00 am

The eyes of Kansans, and political observers nationwide, are on election offices Monday, as provisional ballots are certified in the Republican primary for governor.

As of late last week, only 110 votes separated the top two candidates, Gov. Jeff Colyer and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Canvassers meet at 9 a.m. at the Johnson County Election Office in Olathe. The first order of business is to deliver to the board of county commissioners a report on which ballots should or should not be be counted. The board reviews the report and votes. After a recess, the panel reconvenes and the results for Johnson County will be available.

Some 9,000 provisional ballots statewide await a ruling. Forty percent of those were cast in Johnson and Sedgewick counties.

Kobach has recused himself from the vote-counting process. Colyer's campaign is sending representatives to all 105 Kansas county election offices.

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