Election 2020

KMUW is your trusted source for local and national election news. We provide the facts so you can make your own informed decision.

Key dates:

  • July 14: Deadline to register to vote in the primary election
  • August 4: Primary Election Day
  • October 13: Deadline to register to vote  in the general election
  • November 3: General Election Day

KMUW's 2020 Election Blueprint is supported by the COVID-19 Connection Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation.

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As the 2020 election season approaches, KMUW's Election Blueprint will bring you the news and information you need to be an informed and engaged voter. This first video addresses how to check your voter registration status, how to update your registration, and how to register.

Here are some helpful links:

The Urban League of Kansas has a new executive director.

Angela Perez now heads the 61-year-old nonprofit in Wichita known for its work in providing economic empowerment and educational and other opportunities to underserved communities.

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A sharp increase in applications for mail ballots shows voters both concerned about, and eager for, this year's primary and general elections.

Facing the prospect of standing in line at polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic, requests from Kansans for mail ballots continue to come in at a record clip.

COVID-19 has impacted all aspects of social life, including how we vote. In partnership with the League of Women Voters, KMUW's Engage ICT brought together local experts on June 9, 2020, to discuss how the upcoming elections will continue amid the pandemic. The first part of the conversation focuses on voting during COVID-19, including the impacts on at-risk populations and disenfranchised voters. Part two highlights young voters. Here's the recorded conversation:

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Kansas' Republican attorney general plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to require new voters to provide papers documenting their citizenship when registering.

While Aug. 4 might sound far-off, Kansas’ primary election is just a month away. So, ready or not, KMUW is gearing up for a seriously busy election season.

The biggest race this year is, of course, for U.S. president. But on both your primary and general election ballots, there will be dozens of “down-ballot” races whose outcomes will affect our communities just as much, if not more than, what happens at the White House.

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Primaries will be held in August for both seats on the Sedgwick County Commission up for election this year.

Voters will decide Republican primaries on Aug. 4 and contested races in November.

Current commissioners Michael O’Donnell and David Dennis are running for second terms. The two Republicans were both elected in 2016.

With control of the U.S. Senate up for grabs in November, Republicans may have fights on their hands in states they have long taken for granted: Kansas, for example.

The GOP has held both of the state's Senate seats since the Great Depression. However, as they approach a Monday, June 1, filing deadline, party leaders are not confident that any of the candidates now in the field are a lock to hold onto retiring Sen. Pat Roberts's seat.

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Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle said Thursday that she will not run for the U.S. Senate, citing “personal and political trials” in the last year for her decision.

Wagle announcement also indicated that she would not seek reelection to the Kansas Senate. The filing deadline is Monday.

The decision leaves U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall and former Secretary of State Kris Kobach as the primary candidates for the GOP nomination for the seat.

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