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What political parties are officially recognized in Kansas?

The state recognizes four political parties, according to the Secretary of State's Office. They are Democrat, Libertarian, Reform and Republican.

To achieve official party status, state law requires that new parties file a petition with signatures equal to 2 percent of the total votes for governor in the previous election. Parties are required to nominate one candidate for statewide office and receive at least 1 percent of the vote in the general election to maintain party status.


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