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/Independent President.
Tuesday 4 August 2020 - 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.
Monday 26 October 2020 - Filing Deadline - Write-in.
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 
2022-2030 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
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 18 April convention rather than by primary.


2020 Election Information from the Kansas Secretary of State.

Candidate Lists from the Kansas Secretary of State.

4 August 2020 Primary results and results from media sources.

4 August 2020 Primary returns from an official source.


Candidates for the 2020 General from the Kansas Secretary of State.

3 November 2020 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 2020
 Candidate list (3, 16 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 771,406 56.14% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(6 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 23 Nov 20; Tot $717,303,371; Dsb $718,174,436
  Candidate Democratic 570,323 41.51% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,064,613,463; Dsb $1,063,053,521
  Candidate Libertarian 30,574 2.23% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,405,357; Dsb $3,373,521
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 669 0.05% Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 23 Nov 20; Tot $495,566; Dsb $476,095
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity) 579 0.04% Brian T. Carroll
for Vice President: Amar Patel
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 332 0.02% Kanye "Deez Nutz" West
for Vice President: Michelle Tidball
FEC P00016741; 23 Nov 20; Tot $14,442,390; Dsb $12,135,513
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 48 0.00% Jade Simmons
for Vice President: Claudeliah J. Roze
FEC P00015537; 23 Nov 20; Tot $125,500; Dsb $72,644
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 29 0.00% Mark Robert Charles
for Vice President: Adrian D. Wallace
FEC P00012039; 23 Nov 20; Tot $157,733; Dsb $155,506
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 14 0.00% Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Andy Prior
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 4 0.00% Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla Marie Ballard
FEC P00016550; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,347,587; Dsb $6,315,486
  Candidate Write-in 4 0.00% Ajay Sood
for Vice President: Richard Mende
FEC P60020963; 30 Sep 20; Tot $6,365; Dsb $6,304
  Candidate Write-in 2 0.00% Jason Romondo "Lightbearer" Edwards
for Vice President: Lisa D. Edwards
FEC P00016840
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 1 0.00% Dario David Hunter
for Vice President: Dawn Neptune Adams
FEC P00010124; 23 Nov 20; Tot $33,396; Dsb $31,461
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated) 1 0.00% Kasey J. Wells
for Vice President: Rachel M. Wells
FEC P00007864
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Barbara Ruth Bellar
for Vice President: Kendra R. Bryant
FEC P00012799
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     President R19 Boddie
for Vice President: Eric C. Stoneham
FEC P00017202
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Todd Cella
for Vice President: Timothy Bryan "Tim" Cella
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Shawn W. Howard
for Vice President: Alyssa C. Howard
FEC P00011189; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,386; Dsb $3,281
  Candidate Write-in     Michael Arthur "Mike" Laboch
for Vice President: Raechelle L. Pope

Note: 5 Presidential write-in candidates candidates received no votes statewide. Thirty-four counties received no presidential write-in votes.

FEC P00017293
Total 1,373,986 100.00%  

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."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 727,962 53.22% Member of Congress  Roger W. "Doc" Marshall
CD 1.

FEC S0KS00315; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,756,553; Dsb $6,966,063
  Candidate Democratic 571,530 41.79% state Senator  Barbara Bollier
FEC S0KS00323; 23 Nov 20; Tot $28,824,226; Dsb $28,502,917
  Candidate Libertarian 68,263 4.99% Jason Buckley
FEC S0KS00356
Total 1,367,755 100.00%  

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, 1 Lost / No longer running, 1 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  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.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 208,229 71.16% 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; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,543,148; Dsb $1,127,531
  Candidate Democratic 84,393 28.84% Kali Barnett
FEC H0KS01172; 23 Nov 20; Tot $605,122; Dsb $596,329
Total 292,622 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Member of Congress  Steven C. "Steve" Watkins, Jr.
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Lost Primary / No Longer Running
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 185,464 55.15% Treasurer  Jacob "Jake" LaTurner
FEC H0KS02188; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,596,833; Dsb $1,587,750
  Candidate Democratic 136,650 40.63% Topeka Mayor  Michelle De La Isla
FEC H0KS02196; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,839,986; Dsb $1,810,216
  Candidate Libertarian 14,201 4.22% Robert D. Garrard
FEC H8KS02108
Total 336,315 100.00%  
 

14 July 2020: Member of Congress Steven C. "Steve" Watkins, Jr. is changed with 3 felonies involving illegal voting in 2019.


Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Sharice L. Davids
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 220,049 53.62% Member of Congress  Sharice L. Davids
FEC H8KS03155; 23 Nov 20; Tot $5,730,335; Dsb $5,202,915
  Candidate Republican 178,773 43.56% Amanda L. Adkins
FEC H0KS03236; 31 Dec 20; Tot $2,226,477; Dsb $2,181,711
  Candidate Libertarian 11,596 2.83% Steven Adam "Steve" Hohe
FEC H0KS03269
Total 410,418 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Ron Estes
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 11 April 2017 in a Special Election [re: resignation of Member of Congress Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (Republican)]; first elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 203,432 63.65% Member of Congress  Ron Estes
FEC H8KS04112; 31 Dec 20; Tot $2,003,150; Dsb $1,429,529
  Candidate Democratic 116,166 36.35% Laura Lombard
FEC H8KS04088; 23 Nov 20; Tot $276,063; Dsb $270,288
Total 319,598 100.00%  

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, 6 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 7 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.
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 4 candidates
  Non Affiliated: 3 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 16 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.

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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