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.

Paul Buskirk, an athletics administrator at the University of Kansas, is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in the August primary. He's competing against five other Democrats. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

University of Kansas athletics administrator taking run at Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate

BY: - June 13, 2022

University of Kansas athletics administrator Paul Buskirk is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, a seat held by Republican Jerry Moran.

A coalition of health professionals joined forces Friday to support passage Aug. 2 of a proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution that would reject a Kansas Supreme Court decision finding the state's Bill of Rights guaranteed women the right to abortion. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Health professional coalition seeks passage of Kansas abortion constitutional amendment

BY: - June 10, 2022

Organizations backing anti-abortion amendment to Kansas Constitution formed a health professional coalition to campaign for passage of measure Aug. 2.

Wichita businessman and Iraq war veteran Bob Hernandez, center, filed Thursday as a Democratic Party candidate for the 4th District congressional seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Estes. (Submitted/Kansas Reflector)

Wichita businessman, veteran launches Democratic campaign challenging U.S. Rep. Estes

BY: - June 9, 2022

Wichita businessman and veteran Bob Hernandez seeks Democratic Party's nomination for the 4th District congressional seat anchored by Sedgwick County.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt recommended the state respond to school gun violence by placing more law enforcement officers and mental health professionals in schools. He also wants to increase grants to school districts for security projects and draw upon federal COVID-19 funding to expand budgets for security priorities. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Schmidt offers strategies for moderating threat of firearm violence in Kansas schools

BY: - June 8, 2022

Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a candidate for Kansas governor, offers proposals for improving security at schools to thwart violent assaults.

Despite approved school security funding, Kansas leaders grapple with gun threat

BY: - June 8, 2022

TOPEKA — The sunny Friday of Dec. 14, 2012, became one of the most horrifying days in U.S. history when a gunman opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school. Twenty-six people were killed, 20 of them children. “I remember going to pick up my own kids after Sandy Hook,” said Senate Minority Leader Dinah Sykes, […]

Sen. Dennis Pyle, R-Hiawatha, filed to be a 2022 candidate for governor in Kansas. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is seeking reelection, and GOP Attorney General Derek Schmidt is running for governor. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Sen. Dennis Pyle launching independent campaign for Kansas governor

BY: - June 7, 2022

Conservative state Sen. Dennis Pyle filed to be a 2022 candidate for governor in Kansas. The Hiawatha Republican has run twice for Congress.

The Rev. Jay McKell and Ashley All, of Kansans for Constitutional Freedom, said on the Kansas Reflector podcast they oppose stripping from the Kansas Constitution the right to abortion. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Constitutional Freedom group opposing abortion amendment on Aug. 2 ballot in Kansas

BY: - June 6, 2022

Organizations, advocates on both sides of controversial abortion amendment to Kansas Constitution reaching out to voters ahead of Aug. 2 statewide vote.

Edward Hammond, the former president of Fort Hays State University, filed to seek the Democratic Party's nomination in the Kansas House seat representing Hays. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Former Fort Hays State University president running for Kansas House seat

BY: - June 3, 2022

Edward Hammond, former president at Fort Hays State University, files as a Democrat for a seat in the Kansas House currently held by a Republican.

Candidates in Kansas races focused on schools, affordability and rural investments

BY: - June 3, 2022

TOPEKA — Candidates who have entered races ahead of the filing deadline plan to focus their campaigns on bringing attention to rural Kansas, free school lunches, affordable gas and getting Kansas “back on track.” Some rushed to make a last-minute filing at the Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday, including Attorney General Derek Schmidt, who […]

Connie Brown Collins, who appeared at a news conference at the Statehouse in January to protest new congressional maps, said it was critical that voting advocacy organizations do everything they can to address feelings of ambivalence within communities of voters who feel disenfranchised. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas voting advocates navigating new maps and law as registration deadline approaches

BY: - June 3, 2022

TOPEKA — Kansas voting advocacy organizations are grappling with what new congressional and legislative maps mean for registration efforts, while also navigating a new law that interferes with their work. The Kansas Supreme Court issued separate rulings last month declaring the congressional and legislative maps approved by the Republican-led Legislature complied with the state constitution. […]

COMMENTARY
The Kansas state Democratic Party is grappling with allegations, published in the Kansas City Star, that its executive director created a toxic work environment. (Getty Images)

Hey, Kansas Democrats: Your internal strife distracts activists when you can least afford it

BY: - June 2, 2022

The headline in the Kansas City Star was the kind that no political organization of any stripe wants to see: “ ’He was a bully.’ KS Dems director made toxic workplace, ex-employees say. Party stands by him.” Kansas Democratic Party executive director Ben Meers has been accused by four former employees of creating that aforementioned toxic […]

Attorney General Derek Schmidt filed to seek the Republican Party's nomination for governor on a ticket with running mate Katie Sawyer, a staff member with U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall. (Tim Carpenter/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas GOP governor candidate Derek Schmidt selects U.S. Senate staffer as running mate

BY: , and - June 1, 2022

Attorney General Derek Schmidt files as GOP candidate for governor, names McPherson staffer for U.S. Sen Marshall as running mate.

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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