Elizabeth Ensley

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Elizabeth Ensley
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Election Commissioner, Shawnee Co., KS
Former officeholder
In office
Elizabeth Ensley is a former Election Commissioner for Shawnee County. She served in this capacity from 1992 to 2012. On January 19, 2010, she announced her candidacy for the statewide office of secretary of state, challenging Democrat Chris Biggs, who was appointed to the position by Governor Mark Parkinson.[1] Ensley lost the Republican nomination to Kris Kobach on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, receiving twenty-seven percent of the vote.

In 2012, Ensley was appointed as a magistrate judge for the Kansas Twenty-Second Judicial District.[2]

Note: Elizabeth Ensley is no longer actively being covered on Ballotpedia. To see Elizabeth Ensley's most recent profile, visit Elizabeth Ensley's judicial page on Judgepedia


Election errors

In the run up to the 2008 state primary election contest, Ensley's office allotted forty-three Federal service ballots in an incorrect column, thus preventing optical scanning voting machines from uploading their results properly. This oversight, which Ensley attributed to simple human error, resulted in four-thousand ballots not being counted.[3]

Three months later, during the general election, an election board worker from Ensley's office inadvertently misplaced fourteen provisional ballots in the trunk of her car.[4] Ensley admitted to the mistake and said that it should never have happened.[5]



See also: Kansas Secretary of State election, 2010
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2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary[6]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Kris Kobach (R) 50.7%
Elizabeth Ensley (R) 27.0%
J.R. Claeys (R) 22.3%
Total votes 308,776

Contact information

Campaign Address:
Ensley for Secretary of State
5332 SW 17th St.
Topeka KS 66604

Phone: (785) 783-7704
E-mail: Elizabeth@VoteLibby.com

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