With the August 7 primary approaching, voters will have the opportunity to hear from some of the candidates.
The Wichita Voter Empowerment 2012 Committee will sponsor a Community Candidates Forum at a church near Wichita State this Sunday.
Candidates running for office on the National, State and Local level have confirmed their attendance at the forum.
Several candidates will participate in a question and answer period after their platform presentations. A meet the candidate reception will follow.
The Wichita Women Attorneys Association Monday night held a candidate forum for the judicial and district attorney races in Sedgwick county.
The DA race and 5 judicial races will be decided in the Republican Primary.
The forum held at the Hughs Metroplex on the WSU campus featured candidates from the six contested judicial races, and the two candidates for District Attorney.
Republicans Kevin O’Connor and Marc Bennett are running for the spot that will be vacated by DA Nola Foulston who is retiring after 24 years of service. The race will be decided in the primary.
Tuesday is the deadline for Kansans to register to vote or update their registration in time for the primary election.
During the August 7 vote, Republicans and Democrats will chose their candidates for the fall election.
You can register to vote here.
A handful of incumbent Republican state senators are facing primary challenges in Kansas, and the leadership of the Senate hangs in the balance.
The goal of some Republicans in Kansas is to defeat the current moderate leadership in the Senate.
Turnout in primaries is often low.
Washburn University Political Science Professor Mark Peterson says whichever candidates can turnout their supporters will probably come out on top.
The Federal Elections Commission has fined the Kansas Republican Party $6,500 for violating campaign finance law.