Elections

Kansas lawmakers seek to boost campaign contribution limits
February 22, 2015
After an election cycle in which the amount of money spent by outside groups dwarfed the amount spent by the candidates’ campaigns, themselves, Kansas lawmakers from both parties are pressing to increase campaign contribution limits in an effort to keep up.
Leavenworth County voters approve 20-year sales tax extension
Leavenworth County approves mail-in measure with 67 percent of vote
February 4, 2015
A one-cent sales tax will be extended in Leavenworth County for 20 years. Voters approved the mail ballot issue by 67 percent.
Bonner Mayor, school board members unopposed in April
City council members in Bonner, Edwardsville all face challengers
January 27, 2015
At noon on Tuesday, the ballots for April 7 were finalized — and a number of local candidates will be running unopposed.
Politicizing local elections would be a big mistake
January 26, 2015
In a few short weeks we’ll have what I believe is an extremely important set of local elections. In April voters will select city and school board members. To me these are extremely important choices. Local elected officials touch our lives daily.
Candidate filings create races for Bonner Springs City Council
Incumbents file for Edwardsville council, USD 204 board
09:29 a.m., January 22, 2015 Updated 02:30 p.m.
With two new candidate filings this morning, three of the five city seats up for election this April now have more than one candidate.
As deadline nears, only a few additional candidates file for local councils, school boards
January 21, 2015
There are only five days until the filing deadline, but there have been only two new candidates for Basehor-area city councils and school board in the last week, while two additional incumbents and one newcomer filed for Bonner Springs-area councils and school board.
Kobach seeks straight-party voting, power to prosecute fraud
January 15, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach alerted lawmakers this week that he will again seek the power to prosecute voter fraud, and also is proposing two other voter bills.
Candidates trickle in for Basehor, Bonner area councils and school boards
January 15, 2015
A handful of additional candidates have filed for local city councils and school boards as the election deadline nears, now just a week and a half away.
Mail-in ballots for sales tax extension to be sent out in coming days
Informational meetings today, Saturday
January 7, 2015
Leavenworth County voters will be receiving ballots later this month for a ballot question that will decide whether to extend the county’s 1 cent sales tax.
Sparse filings for April local elections in Basehor, Bonner area
Several incumbents say they plan to file for re-election
January 7, 2015
Positions for several local governing bodies will be up for election in April, and so far, only a smattering of candidates have filed.
Basehor, Bonner area legislative incumbents reelected
November 4, 2014
Incumbents ruled the day for legislative districts covering Basehor and Bonner Springs and Edwardsville, with Democrat Tom Burroughs and Republican Willie Dove both winning reelection in final but unofficial results for Tuesday’s election.
Kansas League of Women Voters urges voters to review judges
November 3, 2014
The Kansas League of Women Voters and other leading statewide organizations urge voters to make an informed choice in Tuesday’s election for retention of Kansas Supreme Court Justices and Court of Appeals judges.
GOP plans network of lawyers watching election
October 29, 2014
The Kansas Republican Party plans to have a network of lawyers ready to watch voting on Election Day for potential legal problems.
Romney, Dole campaigning with Kansas Sen. Roberts
October 27, 2014
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is joining fellow ex-nominee Bob Dole in the GOP’s efforts in Kansas to rescue U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts’ re-election.
Orman covers $1M in expenses in Kansas Senate race
October 27, 2014
A finance report shows independent candidate Greg Orman covered nearly $1 million in expenses from mid-July through September and loaned his campaign U.S. Senate campaign in Kansas another $200,000.

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