TOPEKA (KSNT) – Voting sites in Topeka are seeing a higher than usual turnout for the August 2 Kansas Primary vote.

“We have some new volunteers this year and we like to get out and support them,” said Andrew Howell, Shawnee County Election Commissioner. “We had a couple new judges with early morning jitters, but were past that. We’ve had long lines that took a bit to get through, but we are having a pretty good turnout. As of almost 30 minutes ago, we have already surpassed 10,000 voters.”

Voting options on this year’s Primary ballot include:

  • Governor
  • U.S. Senate: One seat, currently held by Sen. Jerry Moran (R)
  • U.S. House: All four seats
  • State House: All 125 seats
  • Lt. Governor
  • Treasurer
  • Attorney General
  • “Value Them Both Amendment,” the measure will appear on Primary ballots and is a constitutional amendment on abortion rights.