The Green Papers: Kansas 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 4 August 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Monday 1 June 2020 - Filling Deadline - Primary.
Monday 3 August 2020 - Filling Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor..
Tuesday 4 August 2020 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 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 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The Libertarian Party nominates by convention rather than by primary.


Candidate Lists and 2020 Election Information 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 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
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
Open Seat - 4 January 2019: "I will not be a candidate in 2020 for a fifth Senate term."
 Candidate list (13)
    Democratic     former Congressman Nancy E. Boyda - apparently not a candidate
First elected to Congress: 2006, unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2008.
10 October 2019: Dropped out.

FEC S0KS00224; 30 Sep 19; Tot $15,913; Dsb $10,795
  Candidate Democratic     Corbie Crow
  Candidate Democratic     former U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom
FEC S0KS00232
  Candidate Democratic     Manhattan City Commissioner Usha Reddi
FEC S0KS00307
  Candidate Democratic     Adam Smith
FEC S0KS00216
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Leon Tillman
FEC S0KS00265
  Candidate Republican     former Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach
FEC S0KS00257
  Candidate Republican     David Alan "Dave" Lindstrom
FEC S0KS00240; 30 Jun 19; Tot $124,931; Dsb $1,094
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Roger W. "Doc" Marshall
CD 1.

FEC S0KS00315; 30 Jun 19; Tot $923,203; Dsb $131,397
  Candidate Republican     Bryan Pruitt
FEC S0KS00281
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Pat Roberts
FEC S6KS00080; 30 Jun 19; Tot $94; Dsb $78,638
  Candidate Republican     Gabriel Mark Robles
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Susan Wagle
FEC S0KS00299
  Candidate Independent     Paul Tuten
FEC S0KS00273

Class 3 Republican Senator  Jerry Moran
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Laura Kelly
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Republican (1 Open, 2 Undetermined);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Roger W. "Doc" Marshall
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 7 September 2019: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat in 2020.
 Candidate list (6) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kali Barnett
FEC H0KS01172
  Candidate Democratic     Christy Cauble Davis
FEC H0KS01214
  Candidate Democratic     Brandon Williams
FEC H0KS01206
  Candidate Republican     Finney County Commissioner  William S. "Bill" Clifford
FEC H0KS01198
  Candidate Republican     former Liuetenant Governor  Tracey Robert Mann
Tracey Mann was named as Lieutenant Governor on 14 February 2018 by Governor Jeff Colyer (Republican). He did not run for election in 2018.

FEC H0KS01123; 30 Jun 19; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Michael Alan Soetaert
FEC H0KS01180

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Steven C. "Steve" Watkins, Jr.
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Abbie Hodgson
FEC H0KS02170
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Jacob "Jake" LaTurner
FEC H0KS02188
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steven C. "Steve" Watkins, Jr.
FEC H8KS02199; 30 Jun 19; Tot $411,881; Dsb $186,798

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Sharice Davids
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Amanda Adkins
FEC H0KS03236
  Candidate Republican     former Roeland Park Mayor Adrienne Foster
FEC H0KS03244
  Candidate Republican     Sara Hart Weir
FEC H0KS03228

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Ron Estes
First elected: 11 April 2017 in a Special Election [re: resignation of Congressman Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (Republican)]; first elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Ron Estes
FEC H8KS04112; 30 Jun 19; Tot $577,331; Dsb $320,441

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Secretary of State  Scott Schwab
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Attorney General  Derek Schmidt
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 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: 2018, 2022

  Republican Treasurer  Jacob "Jake" LaTurner
Appointed 18 April 2017 [re: Treasurer Ron Este's Special Election to the U.S. House of Representatives]; first elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - 8 January 2019: Running for U.S. Senate in 2020.
4 September 2019: Running for U.S. House CD 2.

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Insurance Commissioner  Vicki Schmidt
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 9 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 16 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Libertarian
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
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.

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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Democratic
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Republican
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Third Party
  Justice Party of Kansas
  Kansans For Life
  Libertarian Party of Kansas
  Party of the Center
  Reform Party of Kansas
  The Unity Party of Kansas
Media & others
  Atchison Globe Now
  Baldwin City Signal
  Clay Center Dispatch
  Courier Tribune - Liberty and Kearney
  Dodge City Daily Globe
  Great Bend Tribune
  High Plains Journal - Dodge City
  Hillsboro Free Press
  Hillsboro Star-Journal
  Kansas City Jewish Chronicle
  Kansas Press Association
  KCTV - Kansas City
  Lawrence Journal-World
  Louisburg Herald
  Marion County Record
  Miami County Republic
  NewsLink.org - Kansas
  Osawatomie Graphic
  Ottawa Herald - Franklin County
  Politics1.com - Kansas
  The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle
  The Ark Valley News - Valley Center
  The Butler County Times Gazette
  The Chanute Tribune
  The Coffey County Republican - Burlington
  The Daily Union - Junction City
  The Emporia Gazette
  The Garden City Telegram
  The Gyp Hill Premiere - Medicine Lodge
  The Hays Daily News
  The Hutchinson News
  The Iola Register
  The Kansas City Star
  The Kiowa News
  The Leavenworth Times
  The Manhattan Mercury
  The McPherson Sentinel
  The Miami County Republic - Paola
  The Mirror - Tonganoxie
  The Morning Sun - Pittsburg
  The Newton Kansan
  The Olathe News - Olathe
  The Parsons Sun
  The Pratt Tribune - Pratt County
  The Topeka Capital-Journal
  The Wichita Eagle
  Vote! Kansas
  Winfield Courier

 


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