Kansas Senate election dates and Voting Live

Kansas Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
Kansas Senate election Dates 2020
Kansas Senate election​ Date: August 4, 2020​ 

Four-term incumbent Republican Pat Roberts is retiring. The former secretary of state Kris Kobach, state Turnpike Authority chairman (a former Kansas City Chief) Dave Lindstrom, Congressman Roger Marshall, conservative commentator Bryan Pruitt, Kansas Board of Education member Steve Roberts, and state senate president Susan Wagle have all announced their campaigns. 


Kansas Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

 Other potential candidates include state attorney general Derek Schmidt, and wealthy businessman and former 2018 lieutenant governor nominee Wink Hartman. Kansas state treasurer Jake LaTurner previously sought the nomination, but on September 3, 2019 announced that he was dropping out of the Senate race to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. There was considerable speculation surrounding a potential Senate bid by Mike Pompeo (the United States Secretary of State, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and former U.S. Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district), but he opted not to run.

Among Democrats, state senator Barbara Bollier is running, as is Usha Reddi, mayor of Manhattan, and Robert Tillman, nominee for Kansas's 4th congressional district in 2012 and candidate in 2016 and 2017. Former congressional candidate Brent Welder is also considered a potential candidate for the Democratic nomination. Former U.S. attorney Barry Grissom and former congresswoman Nancy Boyda announced runs, but withdrew before the primary. Former governor Kathleen Sebelius has declined to run.


The Electoral system of Kansas

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In Kansas, state legislators (including both senators and representatives) are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  Kansas' governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and attorney general are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

·  United States Senators and United States Representatives are also elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in Kansas: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

Kansas Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Barbara Bollier (Democratic)
  • Kris Kobach (Republican)
  • Dave Lindstrom (Republican)
  • Roger Marshall (Republican)
  • Brian Matlock (Republican)
  • Bryan Pruitt (Republican)
  • Usha Reddi (Democratic) 
  • Steve Roberts (Republican)
  • Robert Tillman (Democratic)
  • Susan Wagle (Republican)

Kansas Elections Results

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Past Kansas Elections Results 

United States Senate election in Kansas, 2016 

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

Jerry Moran (incumbent)

732,376

62.18%

-8.16%

 

Democratic

Patrick Wiesner

379,740

32.24%

+6.08%

 

Libertarian

Robert D. Garrard

65,760

5.58%

+3.46%

 

Independent

DJ Smith (write-in)

46

0.00%

N/A

Total votes

1,177,922

100.0%

N/A