Election 2020

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Key 2020 Dates

  • July 14 | Deadline to register to vote in the Kansas primary election.
  • August 4 | Kansas Primary Election Day and deadline to return or postmark advance ballots.
  • 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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Tuesday, July 14, is the deadline to register to vote in the Kansas Primary. Normally, when election time comes around, the only decision is who to vote for. But this time, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have another factor to seriously consider: how to vote.


The options are: you can vote in-person, either at one of several location when early voting starts or at your designated polling place on Election Day. Or, you can vote in advance by mail.


GARDEN CITY, Kansas — Four Republicans and two Democrats are running for Kansas’ 1st Congressional District seat. It’s open because Republican U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall hopes to win the  U.S. Senate seat held by Pat Roberts, who is retiring.

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Puede registrarse por internet o por correo siempre y cuando tenga una licencia de conducir o identificación emitida por el estado de Kansas.

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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:

Jim McLean

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.


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.