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.

COMMENTARY

My grim prediction for Kansas: Abortion banned within a year if voters don’t show up

BY: - April 18, 2022

Within the next year, the Kansas Legislature will pass a full ban on abortion, without exceptions for rape or incest. Gov. Derek Schmidt will delightedly sign it and rhapsodize about our state’s culture of life. A safe and common women’s health procedure and those performing it, along with the women themselves, will be criminalized. This […]

Dozens of Schmidts endorsed the reelection of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly rather than election of Attorney General Derek Schmidt, the leading Republican in the 2022 governor's race. (Photos by Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Attorney general to seek prompt Kansas Supreme Court approval of legislative district maps

BY: - April 16, 2022

Gov. Laura Kelly signed bill creating new legislative district boundaries and AG Derek Schmidt will ask Supreme Court to approve both maps.

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, a Kansas Democrat seeking re-election in November, is benefactor of health advocacy organization's $5 million advertising push in support of her and seven other swing-state Democrats in the U.S. House. (Allison Kite/Kansas Reflector)

Health care advocacy group spending $5 million to aid Davids, seven other swing-district Democrats

BY: - April 14, 2022

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids and seven other swing-district Democrats benefit from $5 million ad push emphasizing votes on quality health care.

The 2022 Mental Health Summit brought unity of purpose to Gov. Laura Kelly, Senate President Ty Masterson, House Speaker Ron Ryckman and Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Marla Luckert, who pressed for change in the judicial and community response to mental illness. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Leaders of Kansas’ three government branches coalesce behind quest to fix mental health crisis

BY: - April 13, 2022

Kansas' three branches of government embrace statewide summit to transform the approach to a growing mental health crisis.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill criminalizing abortion services and when combined with stark restrictions in Texas could increase demand for family planning services at the Trust Women clinic in Wichita. (Kansas Reflector screen capture from Gov. Kevin Stitt's YouTube channel)

Trust Women clinic in Wichita may experience patient surge in wake of Oklahoma abortion law

BY: - April 12, 2022

Enactment of stringent anti-abortion laws in Oklahoma and Texas will intensify demand for family planning services in Wichita.

A Shawnee County District Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of Kansas that questioned constitutionality of voting reforms adopted by the Kansas Legislature in 2021. (Hill Street Studios/Getty Images)

Litigants file appeal of Kansas judge’s dismissal of lawsuit challenging election restrictions

BY: - April 12, 2022

A Kansas district court judge tossed a lawsuit challenging constitutionality of 2021 election laws viewed by opponents as evidence of GOP voter suppression.

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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