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.

The Kansas Farm Bureau's PAC endorses Republican Derek Schmidt in the 2022 governor's race after declining to endorse the GOP gubernatorial nominee Kris Kobach in 2018. The Democratic Party's frontrunner is Gov. Laura Kelly. (Photos by Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas Farm Bureau endorses Schmidt for governor after staying out of 2018 race

BY: - June 29, 2022

Kansas Farm Bureau PAC endorses Derek Schmidt in the governor's race after declining to endorse the GOP's nominee for governor in 2018.

Schmidt, Kelly campaigns at odds on approach to Medicaid expansion in Kansas

BY: - June 28, 2022

TOPEKA — Katie Sawyer, Republican gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt’s running mate, said neither she nor the attorney general would support Medicaid expansion in its current proposed form. Sawyer made the remarks at a candidate forum in Salina over the weekend in response to a question from an audience member who asked if Schmidt would support […]

Former federal prosecutor Tony Mattivi, a Republican candidate for attorney general, defended his view that Kansas teachers with firearm training should be given the option of carrying a weapon in classrooms and schools to defend against armed attackers. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas GOP attorney general candidate eager to arm teachers to blunt school massacres

BY: - June 27, 2022

Kansas attorney general candidate Tony Mattivi defends view teachers with firearm training should be allowed to voluntarily carry a gun in schools.

Rural Kincaid resident Arlyn Briggs, a Republican candidate for Kansas governor, said his recent legal problems would blow over. He's for term limits and won't take a salary if elected governor. (Kansas Reflector screen capture of Allen County Jail photograph)

Kansas GOP governor candidate arrested on felony charge plunges ahead with campaign

BY: - June 27, 2022

Campaign for Republican Party's nomination for Kansas governor features Attorney General Derek Schmidt and recently arrested Kincaid resident Arlyn Briggs.

President Donald Trump addresses the nation in March from the Oval Office about the widening coronavirus crisis. He is expected to sign a bill that provides $9.5 billion over five years to pay down the National Park Service’s maintenance backlog. (Doug Mills/Pool/Getty Images)

Congressman asked Trump for presidential pardon of four Kansas federal lawmakers

BY: - June 24, 2022

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks asked President Donald Trump to pardon dozens of Republicans, including four in Kansas, who challenged outcome of the 2020 election.

Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat seeking reelection, said demise of Roe v. Wade would open the door to future action by the Kansas Legislature to further restrict or ban abortion in Kansas. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Demise of Roe v. Wade adds gravity to Kansas’ vote on abortion constitutional amendment

BY: and - June 24, 2022

Tossing Roe v. Wade decision heightens implications of the Aug. 2 vote in Kansas on a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion.

Democrat Jaelynn Abegg is running for the Kansas House seat in west Wichita held by Republican Rep. Brenda Landwehr. (Submitted)

Wichita candidate for Kansas House focuses on transgender rights, health care, business

BY: - June 24, 2022

LAWRENCE — Kansas House candidate Jaelynn Abegg said her consideration for public office began while advocating earlier this year in Topeka against Senate Bill 160, which would have banned transgender athletes from school sports. Abegg, who labels herself as a progressive Democrat, is running against incumbent Republican Rep. Brenda Landwehr in the GOP-leaning 105th District […]

Joan Farr says she had to "pull out all the stops" with her campaign flyer because she can't get any publicity. She is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran in the GOP primary in Kansas. (Thad Allton for Kansas Reflector)

Kansas Republican ready to ‘pull out all the stops’ as she takes on Jerry Moran and the Deep State

BY: - June 23, 2022

TOPEKA — Joan Farr’s campaign flyer is designed to get attention. The 67-year-old appears armed with an assault rifle, wearing a yellow bikini beneath a black jean jacket, curls of reddish-brown hair under a straw cowboy hat. The flyer says she is “GUNNING for the U.S. Senate” in both Kansas and Oklahoma. On her website, […]

Attorney General Derek Schmidt, the Republican candidate for governor, proposed a tax reform package that would exempt retirement benefits from state income tax. Schmidt is seated along with running mate Katie Sawyer. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Schmidt proposes sweeping policy to exempt retirement benefits from state income tax

BY: - June 22, 2022

Kansas GOP gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt proposes a plan to eliminate state income taxes on retirement benefits or income.

constitutionality of the 2022 Legislature's maps recasting district boundaries for congressional and legislative seats. (Thad Allton for Kansas Reflector)

Kansas Supreme Court issues full opinions on legislative, congressional redistricting cases

BY: - June 21, 2022

Kansas Supreme Court issues full written decisions affirming constitutionality of legislative and congressional redistricting maps ahead of 2022 elections.

Republican secretary of state candidate Mike Brown, a former Johnson County commissioner, repeatedly criticized Kansas politicians for failing to properly secure elections in the state. He spoke Monday at an Olathe forum on election integrity sponsored by a political action committee. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas election security forum blends campaign appeals, concerns about voting misconduct

BY: - June 20, 2022

Olathe election integrity event draws number-laden conspiracy theorists, Kansas political figures and candidates, and out-of-staters with big complaints.

Kansas high school students embrace importance of journalism and voting

BY: - June 17, 2022

LAWRENCE — Marisa Wise believes young voices deserve to be heard because, while they cannot vote, they have the “entire internet at (their) fingertips,” and she uses it to research and stay informed.  Wise, a 15-year-old from Gardner, was among more than 80 high school students who signed up for The University of Kansas School […]

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

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