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.

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 […]

Former Johnson County Commissioner Mike Brown made the motion in an October 2020 meeting to accept election assistance from a nonprofit funded by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg. Earlier this year, Brown used a Facebook post to attack Secretary of State Scott Schwab for accepting the grant money. (Shawnee Mission Post)

Kansas GOP candidate accepted Zuckerberg cash, then embraced bogus election fraud claims

BY: - June 17, 2022

TOPEKA — As a Johnson County commissioner in 2020, Mike Brown welcomed the “nice surprise” of Mark Zuckerberg’s cash to support the expansion of advance voting. Now, as an election denier seeking the GOP nomination for secretary of state, Brown opposes the use of grants funded by the Facebook magnate and promises to ban ballot […]

COMMENTARY

Uncontested races silence Kansas voters. That means ideologues won’t be judged in November.

BY: - June 17, 2022

Democracy doesn’t work without choice. Half of Kansas House races this November will feature candidates running unopposed, meaning that voters across the state won’t be able to make the fundamental choice of who represents them in Topeka. For them, democracy has broken down. Extremists, homophobes and race-baiting ideologues won’t face the judgment of voters. They […]

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.

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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