Republican legislators in Kansas are moving to shift city and local school board elections to the fall of even-numbered years.
House and Senate negotiators have drafted a plan to get rid of the traditional scheduling of local elections in the spring of odd-numbered years.
Local elections would be on the same schedule as contests for county, state and congressional offices. Under the bill, city and school board races would be listed first on the ballot.
Supporters say the bill will increase turnout.