Topeka Republican Kris Kobach has won re-election as Kansas secretary of state after championing photo ID and proof-of-citizenship requirements for voters.
Kobach won a second, four-year term in Tuesday's election by defeating Democrat and former state Sen. Jean Schodorf of Wichita.
The key issues were policies Kobach advocated as the state's top elections official.
A 2012 law enacted at his urging requires all voters to show photo ID at the polls. A 2013 law requires new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering.
Kobach said the policies prevent election fraud. Critics argued that they suppress turnout.
More than 20,000 Kansas residents' voter registrations are on hold because they haven't provided proof of citizenship.
Schodorf voted for both policies as a legislator but said Kobach administered them poorly.
Election 2014: Results
Major state elections
- Kansas Gov. Brownback wins tough re-election race vs. challenger Davis
- Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is re-elected
- Republican Jenkins re-elected in Kansas 2nd District
- Lawrence voters reject sales tax for $28 million police headquarters
- Douglas County voter turnout comes in short of expectations
- Former Lawrence mayor wins Kansas House district vacated by Davis
- Incumbent Democrat Wilson wins Kansas House District 10
Other state elections
- Kobach re-elected as Kansas secretary of state
- GOP’s Huelskamp wins re-election in Kansas 1st
- GOP US Rep. Yoder wins re-election in Kansas 3rd
- US Rep. Pompeo wins new term easily in Kansas 4th
- Kansas Attorney General Schmidt wins re-election
- GOP state treasurer in Kansas wins 2nd term
- Republican elected top Kansas insurance regulator
- Kansas voters legalize charity fundraising raffles