Election 2020

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The Sedgwick County Election Office starts sending out advance mail ballots on Oct. 14. In-person early voting starts Oct. 19. And, of course, polling sites are open on Election Day, Nov. 3.

With so many different ways to cast your ballot in this unique election, KMUW wants to know: How are you voting?

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The race to represent the 1st Congressional District is as wide open as its land, with GOP Rep. Roger Marshall running for Senate. On the Republican side, there’s Tracey Mann from Salina, who had a short stint as Kansas' lieutenant governor. Democrats have Kali Barnett, a music teacher from Garden City.

For those still undecided, here’s a look at how the candidates feel about the major issues in this election.

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The countdown to the 2020 general election is on. 

This Nov. 3, voting may look different with the country still left unbalanced from the COVID-19 pandemic. Record numbers of Americans are expected to vote by mail to avoid crowds at local polling places. 

This spring, we asked KMUW listeners what they want candidates running for office to talk about as they compete for votes. We narrowed your responses down to the five most asked-about topics. Here's what some of you told us, and what reporters will be asking about in their coverage of the state and local races voters get to decide in November:

COVID-19 and health care

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The 2nd Congressional District seat is wide open after current Rep. Steve Watkins lost in the primary. The Republican candidate is state Treasurer Jake LaTurner, who previously was a state senator. The Democrats have Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla. Here’s where the two stand on major topics facing the state.

Stephen Koranda is the Statehouse reporter for Kansas Public Radio and the Kansas News Service. You can follow him on Twitter @kprkoranda.

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Follow NPR's live coverage of the first 2020 presidential election debate, including fact-checking and analysis. President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in Cleveland for the event, moderated by Chris Wallace of Fox News.

Follow a live blog and video of the the debate here, or listen on KMUW 89.1 FM beginning at 8 p.m.


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As we near the Nov. 3 general election, KMUW will carry live coverage of several debates over the coming weeks, beginning with the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Below is the schedule of debates KMUW will carry live on air. You can also watch the debates online or stream audio through the KMUW app.

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BELLE PLAINE — More than 1,500 Kansans did not have their votes counted in the August primary because their mail ballots arrived too late, but many of them were uncounted because voters didn’t mail them on time, election data shows.

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A momentous election is now less than 40 days away, and a local group has been working hard to register young voters.

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Being an election worker is a great way to serve your community! Below is a list of election offices that are currently recruiting election workers and student election workers.

Butler County Clerk's Office | 205 W Central Ave | El Dorado, KS 67042

Tatum Stafford, County Clerk | (316) 322-4239 | tstafford@bucoks.com