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Kansas 2017 Statewide Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Statewide Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Animal Rights/Hunting & Fishing

    Amendment 1 : Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment

    Preserves constitutionally the right of the public to hunt, fish and trap wildlife subject to reasonable laws and regulations. The right of the public to hunt, fish and trap shall not modify any provision of common law or statutes relating to trespass, eminent domain or any other private property rights

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes914,61581.3 %
    No210,07018.7 %
    Kansas Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(125)
    (40)(85)
    State Senators(40)
    (9)(31)
    US Representatives(4)
    (4)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 125 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016.
    State Senate - All 40 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016.
    US House - Voters will elect 4 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 4 congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in Kansas will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Eleven seats on Kansas' state-level courts are up for retention elections on November 8, 2016.
    Local Judges - Thirty-nine judges are running for retention, where voters are asked to vote either "yes" or "no" as to whether the judge should remain in office
    Candidates
    Kansas Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    Kansas is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. A write-in candidate for the presidency must file an affidavit of candidacy in order to have his or her votes counted. This form must be filed with the secretary of state by 12:00 p.m. on the second Monday preceding the general election.

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    UPCOMING DATES
    April 4, 2017
    Kansas : School and Special Election at 6:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.
    April 11, 2017
    Kansas : 4th Congressional District Election
    August 1, 2017
    Kansas : Primary Election
    November 7, 2017
    Kansas : Municipal General Election