Imperial will have new mayor, voters form hospital district
By Russ Pankonin
The Imperial Republican
Voters in the city of Imperial will select a new mayor when they go to the polls in November and Chase County voters will get to select their hospital board members in the future.
Those two outcomes were among several decided in Tuesday’s Primary Election.
While voter turnout was weak statewide—only 24 percent—nearly half of Chase County’s voters turned out.
Debbie Clark, Chase County Clerk and election commissioner, said 1,280 of the 2,588 registered voters cast ballots Tuesday. That represented 49.45 percent of the county’s eligible voters.
Republicans outnumber Democrats more than 3-1 in Chase County and 54.8 percent of the 1,791 Republicans turned out to vote.
Most of the contested races at the county level were on the Republican ticket but Democrats still turned out strong with 43.9 percent of the 541 registered Democrats voting.
A total of 61 of 256 nonpartisan voters turned out, equaling 23.8 percent.
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