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Election results: Kansas’ abortion amendment vote, Douglas County Commission primary and more

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Result charts here for the big 3 ballot items for Lawrence voters: the constitutional amendment, Douglas County Commission District 1 Democratic primary, and U.S. Senate primaries. 

We’re updating these charts as quickly as possible as the numbers come in. This page will be updated frequently — refresh to make sure you’re seeing the latest data. Please note on each chart how many precincts are included in the results.

Douglas County voters were showing up to the polls in such great numbers that poll workers were unable to provide an afternoon turnout update. Read more about that here.

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Unless a chart says otherwise, the data includes statewide numbers. Tap or click on data points in these interactive charts for more information.

All of these numbers are unofficial, even once all precincts have been counted. Provisional ballots and mail ballots that have been postmarked by Tuesday will still need to be counted, and results are not official until after the canvass.

Election results stories:

Constitutional amendment:

The constitutional amendment on the ballot would allow politicians to ban abortion in Kansas if it passes (a “yes” vote).  A “no” vote to the amendment maintains the status quo of highly regulated, but legal, abortion in Kansas.

Read more about the amendment at this link.

Douglas County’s final election results show 81.2% no (36,549 votes), 18.8% yes (8,461 votes).

Douglas County Commission District 1:

In case you missed it: Meet the Democratic candidates for Douglas County Commission District 1

Democrats Patrick Kelly (incumbent) and Dustin Stumblingbear are facing off in the primary election. See the maps and info at this link to see if you’re in District 1. The winner will advance to face Republican Justin Spiehs and Libertarian Steve Jacob in the Nov. 8 general election.

(This chart includes only Douglas County voters.)

U.S. Senator for Kansas:

In case you missed it: Meet the candidates vying to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate

The top vote recipients for both the Democratic and Republican parties will advance to the Nov. 8 general election. They will also face Libertarian candidate David C Graham in the general. Republican Jerry Moran is the incumbent.

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Some other races of note:

Kansas attorney general:
Three Republican candidates are facing off to see who will advance to the Nov. 8 general election.
Kris Kobach — 42%
Tony Mattivi — 20%
Kellie Warren — 38%
Precincts reporting: 3393 out of 3994

Kansas House:
Only two Kansas House of Representatives seats that include parts of Lawrence and/or Douglas County necessitated primaries this year. Most House candidates in Lawrence-area districts do not face opponents in the primary or the general election.

District 5: 
Carrie Barth (R-Baldwin City) — 63%
Mark Samsel (R-Wellsville, incumbent) — 37%
Precincts reporting: 53 out of 53

District 117: ;
Bob Parsons (R-Lawrence) — 34%
Adam Turk (R-Shawnee) —66%
Precincts reporting: 30 out of 30
The Republican winner in District 117 will face Courtney Tripp (D-De Soto), who did not face a primary opponent.

See full election results for the state on the Secretary of State’s website; see full Douglas County results at this link.

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Election results: Kansas’ abortion amendment vote, Douglas County Commission primary and more

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