Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Kansas Legislature overrides veto, extends Medicaid contracts past election

BY: - May 23, 2022

TOPEKA — Republicans in the Kansas Legislature on Monday blocked Gov. Laura Kelly from reworking contracts for the state-run Medicaid program, downplaying concerns from Democrats about political motivations and clandestine deal-making involved in extending the $3.9 billion deals. Republicans favored the no-bid contract extension so Derek Schmidt could install new deals if he wins the […]

Sen. Caryn Tyson, a Parker Republican and candidate for state treasurer, warned colleagues not to let Gov. Laura Kelly take credit for signing into law tax reform bills offering property tax relief to businesses closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Legislature sends governor tax bill with $50 million for small businesses hurt by COVID-19

BY: - May 23, 2022

Legislature sends Gov. Laura Kelly a tax bill featuring $50 million in property tax relief for small businesses compelled to close during COVID-19 pandemic.

Secretary of State Scott Schwab, a Republican seeking reelection, said Kansans should be confident in election security, resolution of redistricting was a relief and voters can look forward to deciding constitutional amendments in August and November. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Secretary of state weary of fact-averse out-of-staters who insult Kansas election system

BY: - May 23, 2022

Secretary of State Scott Schwab, who is seeking reelection, says voting is secure in Kansas and confirmation of redistricting maps is welcomed.

Misinformation, violence and a paper shortage threaten midterm elections, officials say

BY: - May 19, 2022

Members of a U.S. Senate panel and election administrators raised a bevy of concerns Thursday about the challenges elections officials will face this fall, saying problems ranging from a lack of paper to coordinated misinformation campaigns could affect confidence in U.S. democracy. A bipartisan panel of current and former elections officials and experts told the […]

Kansas Supreme Court affirms constitutionality of congressional redistricting map

BY: - May 18, 2022

The Kansas Supreme Court issued an opinion in the legal feud over a new congressional redistricting map drawn to benefit the Republican Party.

Jeanna Repass, of Overland Park, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for secretary of state. She asserted Secretary of State Scott Schwab and former Secretary of State Kris Kobach politicized the office. (Kansas Reflector screen capture from Repass campaign photograph)

Johnson County Democrat running for Kansas secretary of state

BY: - May 17, 2022

Jeanna Repass of Overland Park is seeking the Democratic nomination for secretary of state, arguing the office had become politicized by Republicans.

Supreme Court of Kansas explores constitutionality of revised congressional redistricting map

BY: - May 16, 2022

Kansas Supreme Court conducts oral argument in the challenge of district court ruling a new congressional redistricting map was unconstitutional.

Gov. Laura Kelly and Lt. Gov. David Toland, both Democrats, filed for re-election Monday at the secretary of state’s office in Topeka. Kelly’s likely opponent is GOP Attorney General Derek Schmidt. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly files for re-election to second term in Kansas

BY: - May 16, 2022

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly makes it official -- she is an official candidate for re-election with filing of documents Monday in Topeka.

The Kansas Supreme Court issued a ruling Wednesday in the appeal of district court ruling that a new U.S. House redistricting map was unconstitutional. (Kansas Reflector screen capture from Kansas Supreme Court website)

Kansas Supreme Court set for high-stakes oral argument on legislative, congressional maps

BY: - May 15, 2022

Kansas Supreme Court conducts oral arguments on lower court finding congressional map is unconstitutional and to review new legislative district maps.

Election officials make their voices heard as battleground states debate voting laws

BY: - May 14, 2022

When Georgia legislators pushed through a restrictive voting bill during the 2021 session, Bartow County election supervisor Joseph Kirk said he felt frustrated and sidelined. Lawmakers largely didn’t take election officials’ views into account, he said, and what resulted was a law that included a number of provisions that he said election officials believe are “to the […]

Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a Republican, and Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, have been working the food sales tax issue to establish political distinctions between their 2022 campaigns for governor. This photo was taken in January. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Schmidt, Kelly ring up intriguing campaign narratives about Kansas’ sales tax rate

BY: - May 14, 2022

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt, candidates for governor, offer dueling narratives about the state's sales tax.

Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed three bills on Friday, including measures on public health response to infectious disease, creation of a no-bid Medicaid contract and a measure limiting the executive branch's ability to enforce election law. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Kelly uses veto authority to reject infectious disease, Medicaid and election bills

BY: and - May 13, 2022

Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed three bills passed by the GOP-led Legislature on response to infectious disease, no-bid Medicaid contracts and election law.

Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Deadlines

June 1

Candidate filing deadline

July 12

Deadline to register for primary election

July 13

First day advance ballots are mailed and in-person voting may begin for primary election

July 26

Deadline to apply for advance mail ballot for primary election

August 2

Primary election

October 18

Deadline to register for general election

October 19

First day advance ballots are mailed and in-person voting may begin for general election

November 1

Deadline to apply for advance mail ballot for general election

November 8

General election

Voter Guide

See what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, and locate your polling place at vote411.org, provided by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

Follow us for election coverage