Voters Guide: 2018 General Election

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Voters Guide: 45th District candidates differ on importance of party affiliation

A former Lawrence mayor is attempting to flip the Kansas 45th House District from red to blue, while his opponent says it is important a Republican continues to represent the district. Democrat Mike Amyx and Republican Cynthia Smith are vying to replace retiring 12-term Republican Tom Sloan in ...

Voters Guide: 3 incumbent Kansas House Democrats unopposed on ballot

Short of a wildly successful last-minute write-in campaign, three incumbent Lawrence Democrats are assured of serving another two-year term in the Kansas House Unopposed on the general election ballot are Barbara Ballard, of the 44th District, which includes Lawrence precincts west of Iowa ...

Voters Guide: Newcomer, political survivor contest for 42nd House seat

The 42nd House District race pits incumbent Republican Jim Karleskint, of Tonganoxie, against Democrat Thea Perry, of rural Tonganoxie. The 42nd District includes Eudora and western Leavenworth County. Karleskint, 71, is seeking his second term in the 42nd District seat. Running as a moderate ...

Voters Guide: 3 Douglas County District Court judges on ballot for retention

Three Douglas County District Court judges are on the general election ballot for a yes or no retention vote. Kansas district court judges stand for retention every four years. This year, those in Douglas County District Court on the ballot are Sally Pokorny, Amy Hanley and Chief Judge Peggy ...

Voters Guide: Incumbent state treasurer facing off against Lawrence Democrat

The office of state treasurer is one of the lower-profile elected offices in Kansas state government. Its primary function is to manage the state's idle fund accounts. But the office also manages a number of specialized programs such as the unclaimed property division, the state's Learning ...

Voters Guide: Multiple voting options available in Douglas County

Douglas County’s 77 polling sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 6. Residents can find the locations of their polling sites at the Douglas County Clerk’s Office website at douglascountyks.org/depts/voting-and-elections/where-to-vote and view a sample ballot by ...

Voters Guide: Secretary of state race a referendum on Kobach’s performance

The office of secretary of state used to be considered a low-profile ministerial job. The main functions are to supervise elections, keep track of business and corporate filings and serve as the principal record-keeper of the state. All that changed in 2010 with the election of Republican Kris ...

Voters Guide: Kansans face stark choice in governor’s race

After eight years of conservative government under Govs. Sam Brownback and Jeff Colyer, voters in Kansas have some starkly contrasting choices about which direction they’d like to go. Democratic candidate Laura Kelly, a state senator from Topeka, is vowing to put K-12 education at the top of ...

Voters Guide: 2nd District congressional race draws eyes of nation

The 2nd District congressional race in Kansas is one that is being watched closely around the nation this year. With five-term incumbent Rep. Lynn Jenkins, a Topeka Republican, stepping down this year, it is an open race and one that could help determine whether Republicans will keep control ...