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The '''state of [[Kansas]] will hold elections''' in 2014. Below are the dates of note:
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* [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: '''June 2, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for Primary election: '''July 15, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|Primary date]]: '''August 5, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for General election: '''October 14, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|General election date]]: '''November 4, 2014'''
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==2014 elections==
 
==2014 elections==
===Elections by type===
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===Races to watch in Kansas===
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'''''State Executive Officials'''''
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=U.S. House=
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2014]]''
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::''See also: [[Kansas state executive official elections, 2014]]''
 
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'''''Kansas State Legislature'''''
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::''See also: [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
 
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{{TOC maker|1=U.S. Senate elections in Kansas|1.1=Candidates|1.2=Race background|1.3=Issues}}
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==U.S. Senate elections in Kansas==
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::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Kansas, 2014]] and [[United States Senate elections, 2014]]''
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Voters in [[Kansas]] '''will elect one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|election on November 4, 2014]].
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The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by [[Pat Roberts]] (R). Roberts was first elected in 1996.
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===Candidates===
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*{{bluedot}} [[Chad Taylor]]: Shawnee County District Attorney<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00551895 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Chad Taylor 2014 Summary reports," Accessed November 25, 2013]</ref>
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*{{reddot}} [[Pat Roberts]]: ''Incumbent''
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*{{reddot}} [[Milton Wolf]]: Radiologist<ref>[http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama-s-second-cousin-to-challenge-sen-pat-roberts ''Talking Points Memo,'' "Obama's Second Cousin To Challenge Sen. Pat Roberts," accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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*{{dorangedot}} [[Aaron Estabrook]]<ref>[http://hutchnews.com/Columns/rackaway-insight-kansas8-26 ''Hutch News,'' "Political David versus Goliath," accessed September 24, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G13/KS ''The Green Papers,'' "Kansas Senate," accessed September 24, 2013]</ref>
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*{{greydot}} [[Scott Barnhart]]<ref>[http://www.scottbarnhart.com/ ''Scott Barnhart 2014,'' "Main," accessed September 24, 2013]</ref>
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===Race background===
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===Issues===
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'''''Government shutdown'''''
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Oppose vote}} During the shutdown in October 2013, the [[United States Senate|Senate]] rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from [[Republican]] members. [[Pat Roberts]] voted with the [[Republican Party]] against the bill.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00219#top ''Senate.gov,'' "H.R. 2775 As Amended," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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==U.S. House of Representatives elections in Kansas==
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2014]] and [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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The [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014 U.S. House of Representatives]] elections in [[Kansas]] will take place on [[United States Congress elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. Voters '''will elect four candidates to serve in the [[U.S. House]]''', one from each of the state's four congressional districts.
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===Partisan breakdown===
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds all of the four congressional seats from [[Kansas]].
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===Incumbents===
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Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the four congressional districts are:
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===List of candidates by district===
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===[[Kansas' 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|1st Congressional District]]===
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===[[Kansas' 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|2nd Congressional District]]===
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===[[Kansas' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014|3rd Congressional District]]===
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===[[Kansas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014|4th Congressional District]]===
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='''State Executives'''=
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==State executive official elections in Kansas==
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::''See also: [[Kansas state executive official elections, 2014]] and [[State executive official elections, 2014]]''
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'''Six state executive positions''' are up for election in [[State executive official elections, 2014|2014]] in the state of [[Kansas]].
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The following offices will be elected in 2014 in [[Kansas elections, 2014|Kansas]]:
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* [[Kansas gubernatorial election, 2014|Governor of Kansas]]
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* [[Kansas lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014|Lieutenant Governor of Kansas]]
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* [[Kansas attorney general election, 2014|Kansas Attorney General]]
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* [[Kansas secretary of state election, 2014|Kansas Secretary of State]]
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* [[Kansas down ballot state executive elections, 2014|Kansas Treasurer]]
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* [[Kansas down ballot state executive elections, 2014|Kansas Insurance Commissioner]]
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==List of candidates by office==
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==State House elections in Kansas==
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===Majority control===
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the [[Kansas House of Representatives]]:
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===List of candidates by district===
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::''Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.''
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[[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 1|District 1]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 2|District 2]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 3|District 3]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 4|District 4]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 5|District 5]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 6|District 6]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 7|District 7]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 8|District 8]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 9|District 9]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 10|District 10]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 11|District 11]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 12|District 12]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 13|District 13]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 14|District 14]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 15|District 15]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 16|District 16]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 17|District 17]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 18|District 18]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 19|District 19]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 20|District 20]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 21|District 21]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 22|District 22]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 23|District 23]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 24|District 24]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 25|District 25]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 26|District 26]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 27|District 27]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 28|District 28]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 29|District 29]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 30|District 30]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 31|District 31]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 32|District 32]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 33|District 33]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 34|District 34]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 35|District 35]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 36|District 36]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 37|District 37]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 38|District 38]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 39|District 39]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 40|District 40]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 41|District 41]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 42|District 42]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 43|District 43]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 44|District 44]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 45|District 45]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 46|District 46]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 47|District 47]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 48|District 48]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 49|District 49]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 50|District 50]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 51|District 51]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 52|District 52]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 53|District 53]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 54|District 54]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 55|District 55]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 56|District 56]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 57|District 57]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 58|District 58]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 59|District 59]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 60|District 60]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 61|District 61]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 62|District 62]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 63|District 63]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 64|District 64]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 65|District 65]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 66|District 66]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 67|District 67]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 68|District 68]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 69|District 69]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 70|District 70]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 71|District 71]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 72|District 72]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 73|District 73]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 74|District 74]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 75|District 75]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 76|District 76]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 77|District 77]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 78|District 78]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 79|District 79]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 80|District 80]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 81|District 81]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 82|District 82]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 83|District 83]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 84|District 84]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 85|District 85]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 86|District 86]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 87|District 87]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 88|District 88]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 89|District 89]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 90|District 90]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 91|District 91]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 92|District 92]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 93|District 93]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 94|District 94]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 95|District 95]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 96|District 96]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 97|District 97]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 98|District 98]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 99|District 99]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 100|District 100]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 101|District 101]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 102|District 102]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 103|District 103]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 104|District 104]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 105|District 105]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 106|District 106]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 107|District 107]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 108|District 108]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 109|District 109]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 110|District 110]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 111|District 111]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 112|District 112]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 113|District 113]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 114|District 114]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 115|District 115]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 116|District 116]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 117|District 117]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 118|District 118]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 119|District 119]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 120|District 120]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 121|District 121]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 122|District 122]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 123|District 123]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 124|District 124]] • [[Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 125|District 125]]
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==Statewide ballot measure elections in Kansas==
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::''See also: [[Kansas 2014 ballot measures]] and [[2014 ballot measures]]''
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'''No statewide ballot questions''' have been certified for the [[2014 ballot measures|2014 ballot]] in the state of [[Kansas]].
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==Voting in Kansas==
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===Important voting information===
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* [[Kansas]] has a mixed primary system.  In the Democratic caucus, Independent voters can register as Democrats on caucus day. For Republicans it is a closed caucus.
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* {{online voter registration by state|state=Kansas|allow=|website=https://www.kdor.org/voterregistration/Default.aspx|other=}}
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===Voting absentee===
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::''See also: [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting by state]]''
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For information about '''eligibility''', '''deadlines''', '''military and overseas voting''' and '''updates to the voting laws in Kansas''', please visit our [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|absentee voting by state]] page.
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===Voting early===
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::''See also: [[Early voting]]''
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==Elections Performance Index==
 
==Elections Performance Index==
::See also: [[Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index]]''
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::''See also: [[Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index]]''
 
{{Pew election performance writeup|State=Kansas|Rank=27th|Percent=64}}
 
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Revision as of 23:12, 2 January 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Kansas
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Kansas
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Kansas

The state of Kansas will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
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2014 elections

Races to watch in Kansas

State Executive Officials


See also: Kansas state executive official elections, 2014

The Kansas gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Sam Brownback (R) is eligible for re-election. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office. The race is considered to be very competitive, with early polls showing Democrat Paul Davis, the state House Minority Leader, with a small lead over the incumbent governor, Republican Sam Brownback. The Washington Post has also named Kansas as one of the top 15 gubernatorial races of 2014, declaring that "it's hard to ignore polls that show Gov. Sam Brownback's approval ratings well shy of 50%."[1] Brownback's approval ratings have hovered around 35% since January of 2012.[2]

Kansas State Legislature


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Kansas
1.1 Candidates
1.2 Race background
1.3 Issues

U.S. Senate elections in Kansas

See also: United States Senate elections in Kansas, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Kansas will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014. Kansas is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[3][4][5] The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Pat Roberts (R). Roberts was first elected in 1996.

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Race background

Early predictions for Pat Roberts' (R) run for re-election said that is unlikely he will face a serious challenge in the general election in 2014.[11] He entered the campaign with $886,694 cash on hand, slightly more than he had at the outset of his 2008 campaign for re-election.[11] One possible primary challenge is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who garnered national attention for filing lawsuits over illegal immigration throughout the country.[12]

If Roberts would have changed his mind about re-election, there was no shortage of potential Republican nominees, from both the congressional delegation and statewide offices.

In September 2013, reports circulated that Barack Obama’s second cousin once removed, Milton Wolf, was laying the groundwork for a potential Republican primary challenge against Pat Roberts.[13] Wolf gauged support and reportedly sent an email to GOP activists in August 2013 asking them to get in touch if they want more senators like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul before formally announcing his candidacy.[13][12]

Issues

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" During the shutdown in October 2013, the Senate rejected, down party lines, every House-originated bill that stripped the budget of funding for the Affordable Care Act. A deal was reached late on October 16, 2013, just hours before the debt ceiling deadline. The bill to reopen the government, H.R. 2775, lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[14] The final vote on H.R. 2775 was 81-18, with all 18 votes against the bill from Republican members. Pat Roberts voted with the Republican Party against the bill.[15]

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1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Kansas
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district

U.S. House of Representatives elections in Kansas

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Kansas, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Kansas will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect four candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's four congressional districts. Kansas is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[3][4][5]

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds all of the four congressional seats from Kansas.

Members of the U.S. House from Kansas -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 4 Pending
Total 4 4

Incumbents

Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the four congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Tim Huelskamp Ends.png Republican 1
Lynn Jenkins Ends.png Republican 2
Kevin Yoder Ends.png Republican 3
Mike Pompeo Ends.png Republican 4

List of candidates by district

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

Withdrawn prior to primary

Potential candidates

2nd Congressional District

3rd Congressional District

4th Congressional District

State executive official elections in Kansas

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See also: Kansas state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Kansas
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Six state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Kansas.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Kansas:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


Republican primary candidates

Republican Party Jeff Colyer - Incumbent Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, former state Representative from 2007-2009 and state Senator from 2009-2011.[30]
Republican Party Robin Lais[32]

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jill Docking - Witchita investment adviser, former member of Kansas Board of Regents[35]
Libertarian Party Josh Umbehr - Physician, owner of Atlas MD[38]

Lost in Primary

Libertarian Party Grant Nelson[40]

Lieutenant Governor


Lost in the Primary

Attorney General


General election candidates

Secretary of State


Republican primary candidates

General election candidates


Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Ron Estes
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2011 Yes[50]
Commissioner of Insurance Sandy Praeger
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2003 No[51]


State House elections in Kansas

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See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in Kansas
1.1 Majority control
1.2 List of candidates by district

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Kansas House of Representatives:

Kansas House of Representatives
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 32 Pending
     Republican Party 93 Pending
Total 125 125

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100District 101District 102District 103District 104District 105District 106District 107District 108District 109District 110District 111District 112District 113District 114District 115District 116District 117District 118District 119District 120District 121District 122District 123District 124District 125

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Kansas

See also: Kansas 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

No statewide ballot questions have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Kansas.

Potential measures

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Term Limits Amendment Term limits Addresses term limits of state legislators

Voting in Kansas

See also: Voting in Kansas
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Important voting information

  • Kansas has a mixed primary system. In the Democratic caucus, Independent voters can register as Democrats on caucus day. For Republicans it is a closed caucus.
  • As of July 2014, Kansas is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Kansas, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Kansas is one of 33 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting can begin as early as 20 days before an election and ends on the day prior to election day.[52] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Kansas ranked 27th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Kansas received an overall score of 64%.[53]

See also

References

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