Ballot access requirements for political candidates in Kansas

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This page contains extensive information about ballot access requirements for state and federal candidates running for elected office in the state of Kansas. Offices included are:

This page contains information on specific filing dates for each election year, how to become a candidate, how to create a political party, campaign finance requirements, state agency contacts involved in the election process, and term limits in Kansas. Information on running for election as a presidential candidate or for county and municipal offices is not included. This page reflects research completed in April 2014.

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Year-specific dates

2014

See also: Kansas elections, 2014

Kansas will have a primary election on August 5, 2014 and a general election on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect candidates to serve in the following state and federal offices:

The filing deadline for political party candidates is noon on June 2, 2014. For independent candidates the filing deadline is noon on August 4, 2014, and write-in candidates must submit their affidavit of write-in candidacy by noon on October 27, 2014.[1] The deadline to file paperwork to create a new political party is June 1, 2014.[2]

Deadline Event
June 2, 2014 Filing deadline for political party candidates and to create a new political party
August 4, 2014 Filing deadline for independent candidates
August 5, 2014 Primary election date
October 27, 2014 Filing deadline for write-in candidates
November 4, 2014 General election

Political parties

See also: List of political parties in the United States

As of September 2013, there are three recognized political parties in Kansas.[1]

Party Website link By-laws/Platform link
Democratic http://www.ksdp.org/home Party by-laws
Libertarian http://www.lpks.org/ Party platform
Republican http://ksgop.org/ Party platform

Election-related agencies

See also: State election agencies

Candidates running for office will require some form of interaction with the following agencies:

Secretary of State Office: Oversees candidate filing and election procedures.

Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
Telephone: (785) 296-4561
Fax: (785) 291-3051
Email: election@sos.ks.gov
http://www.kssos.org/

Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission: Administers and enforces laws relating to conflict of interests, financial disclosure and the regulation of lobbying.

534 S. Kansas Avenue, Ste. 1210
Topeka, KS 66603-3434
Telephone: (785) 296-5059
Toll Free: (800) 452-6727
Fax: (785) 296-5563
Email: helpcenter@ink.org
http://www.kansas.gov/ethics/

Term limits

Kansas state executives are term limited. These limits are established in Article 1, Section 1 of the Kansas Constitution.

State executives

Portal:State Executive Officials
See also: State executives with term limits and States with gubernatorial term limits

The state executive term limits in Kansas are as follows:[3]

There are no state executive offices affected by term limits in 2014.

State legislators

See also: State legislatures with term limits

Kansas does not place term limits on state legislators.

Congressional partisanship

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See also: List of United States Representatives from Kansas and List of United States Senators from Kansas

Here is the current partisan breakdown of the congressional members from Kansas:

Congressional Partisan Breakdown from Kansas
Party U.S. Senate U.S. House Total
     Democratic Party 0 0 0
     Republican Party 2 4 6
TOTALS as of August 2014 2 4 6

State legislative partisanship

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Here is the current partisan breakdown of members of the state legislature of Kansas:

State Senate

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 8
     Republican Party 32
Total 40

State house

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 32
     Republican Party 93
Total 125

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