The Green Papers: Kansas 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 2 August 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 2 August 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC). For practical purposes, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM local time on Election Day. Technically, in the Central time zone, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 6 AM local time and close them no later than 8 PM. In the Mountain time zone, polling places open at 6 AM and close at 6 PM. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 5 AM local time and close them no later than 7 PM.
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC) / 7:00a-7:00p CST (1300-0100 UTC). For practical purposes, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM local time on Election Day. Technically, in the Central time zone, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 6 AM local time and close them no later than 8 PM. In the Mountain time zone, polling places open at 6 AM and close at 6 PM. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 5 AM local time and close them no later than 7 PM.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:2,863,813 (0.92% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Topeka
 

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Kansas State and Local Government

Kansas 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The Libertarian Party nominates by convention rather than by primary.


Candidate Lists from the Kansas Secretary of State.

Write-In Candidates for President and Vice President from the Kansas Secretary of State.

2 August 2016 primary returns from
Kansas Secretary of State.
Results from
AP.


8 November 2016 returns from the Kansas Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 6 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (4, 21 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 671,018 56.65% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(6 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 427,005 36.05% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 55,406 4.68% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Independent; (Green) 23,506 1.98% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 6,520 0.55% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 646 0.05% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity) 214 0.02% Michael Andrew "Mike" Maturen
for Vice President: Juan Antonio Muñoz
FEC P60022787
  Candidate Write-in; (America's Party) 45 0.00% Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 10 0.00% Ajay Sood
for Vice President: Richard A Mende
FEC P60020963
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialism and Liberation) 7 0.00% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Eugene Puryear
FEC P80005572; 28 Nov 16; Tot $30,851; Dsb $36,030
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 6 0.00% Andrew Daniel "Andy" Basiago
for Vice President: Karen Dell Kinnison
FEC P60015351; 28 Nov 16; Tot $17,034; Dsb $20,396
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 6 0.00% Michael Lynn "Mike" Smith
for Vice President: Daniel Lee White
FEC P60020781
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 3 0.00% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Write-in; (Prohibition Party) 3 0.00% former Fulton County Pennsylvania Tax Assessor James Arthur "Jim" Hedges
for Vice President: Bill V. Bayes
FEC P60017340
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 3 0.00% Joseph Charles "Joe" "Average Joe" "The Painter" Schriner
for Vice President: Joe Moreaux
FEC P00003962
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 2 0.00% Lynn Sandra Kahn
for Vice President: Kathy Monahan
FEC P60005808
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 1 0.00% Darryl W. Perry
for Vice President: Conan Salada
FEC P60004868
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 1 0.00% Shawna Joy Sterling
for Vice President: Jack Robinson, Jr.
FEC P60007929
  Candidate Write-in; (Independence) 0 0.00% Rocky Giordani
for Vice President: Farley M. Anderson
FEC P60009875
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Michael Stephen "Lev" Levinson
for Vice President: Perry E. Wharton, II
  Candidate Write-in; (Workers World) 0 0.00% Monica Gail Moorehead
for Vice President: Lamont G. Lilly
FEC P60004405; 28 Nov 16; Tot $13,278; Dsb $12,839
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Marshall Roy Schoenke
for Vice President: James Creighton Mitchell, Jr
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Anthony "Tony" Joseph Valdivia
for Vice President: Aaron Roy Barriere
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Jennifer J. "JJ" Vogel-Walcutt
for Vice President: Christopher "Chris" Walcutt
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Demetra Jefferson Wysinger
for Vice President: Cedric D'Wayne Jefferson
FEC P60020484
Total 1,184,402 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Pat Roberts
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Pat Roberts
FEC S6KS00080

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Jerry Moran
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 732,376 62.18% Senator  Jerry Moran
FEC S0KS00091; 28 Nov 16; Tot $4,486,700; Dsb $4,629,386
  Candidate Democratic 379,740 32.24% Patrick Wiesner
FEC S0KS00166; 08 Nov 16; Tot $36,252; Dsb $38,279
  Candidate Libertarian 65,760 5.58% Robert D. Garrard
FEC S6KS00221
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 46 0.00% Della Jean "DJ" Smith
FEC S4KS00150; 30 Sep 16; Tot $1,820; Dsb $1,865
Total 1,177,922 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Jeff Colyer
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (1 Lost / No longer running, 3 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Congressman  Timothy A. "Tim" Huelskamp
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - defeated in 2 August 2016 Primary
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 169,992 65.90% Roger W. Marshall
FEC H6KS01179; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,639,836; Dsb $1,591,803
  Candidate Independent; (Republican) 67,739 26.26% Alan LaPolice
FEC H4KS01059; 28 Nov 16; Tot $142,230; Dsb $145,882
  Candidate Libertarian 19,366 7.51% Kerry Scott Burt
FEC H6KS01187
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 874 0.34% Congressman  Timothy A. "Tim" Huelskamp
FEC H6KS01146; 19 Oct 16; Tot $939,268; Dsb $1,339,974
Total 257,971 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Lynn Jenkins
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 181,228 60.94% Congressman  Lynn Jenkins
FEC H8KS02090; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,188,727; Dsb $1,492,899
  Candidate Democratic 96,840 32.56% Britani Potter
FEC H6KS02250
  Candidate Libertarian 19,333 6.50% James Houston Bales
FEC H6KS02268
Total 297,401 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Kevin W. Yoder
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 176,022 51.30% Congressman  Kevin W. Yoder
FEC H0KS03137; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,246,823; Dsb $3,996,050
  Candidate Democratic 139,300 40.60% Jay Sidie
FEC H6KS03241; 28 Nov 16; Tot $578,742; Dsb $567,365
  Candidate Libertarian 27,791 8.10% Steven A. "Steve" Hohe
FEC H6KS03225
Total 343,113 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 2 August 2016 Primary.
18 November 2016: Accepted the position of Director of the Central Intelligence in the Trump Administration.
 Candidate list (4) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 166,998 60.67% Congressman  Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo
FEC H0KS04051; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,454,915; Dsb $1,426,614
  Candidate Democratic 81,495 29.61% Daniel Bernard "Dan" Giroux
FEC H6KS04165; 28 Nov 16; Tot $263,953; Dsb $263,515
  Candidate Independent 19,021 6.91% Miranda Walz-Allen
FEC H6KS04173; 28 Nov 16; Tot $105,584; Dsb $87,797
  Candidate Libertarian 7,737 2.81% Gorden J. Bakken
FEC H6KS04181
Total 275,251 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State  Kris W. Kobach
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General  Derek Schmidt
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Article 1, Section 11 of the Kansas Constitution provides that where there is a vacancy in the office of the Attorney General, the Governor fills the vacancy by appointment for the duration of the term.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer  Ron Estes
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Insurance Commissioner  Ken Selzer
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 6 candidates
  Republican: 12 incumbents, 10 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 8 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  America's Party: 1 candidate
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Independence (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Prohibition Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
  Workers World: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 9 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 23 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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