voting http://kmuw.org en Gov. Brownback To Decide Fate Of Voter Affiliation Bill http://kmuw.org/post/gov-brownback-decide-fate-voter-affiliation-bill <p>Gov. Sam Brownback has until March 31 to decide the fate of the Kansas GOP's plan to make it harder for voters to switch parties before primary elections.</p><p>The Legislature delivered a bill containing the plan to Brownback on Friday. He has 10 days under the state Constitution to sign the measure, to veto it or let it become law without his signature.</p><p>The bill prohibits voters registered with a political party from switching their affiliation between the June 1 candidate filing deadline until after results from the August party primaries are certified.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:11:06 +0000 Associated Press 31926 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Voter Registrations Can Be On Hold For Years http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-voter-registrations-can-be-hold-years <p></p><p>As Kansas election officials deal with prospective voters who've not yet complied with a proof-of-citizenship law, hundreds of registrations have remained on hold for more than a year for other reasons. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:44:39 +0000 Associated Press 23859 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Enacting Women's Suffrage http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-enacting-womens-suffrage <p></p><p>On August 18, 1920, Tennessee approved the 19th Amendment, providing the final ratification necessary to enact women’s suffrage. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Robin Henry 21942 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: Enacting Women's Suffrage Richard Crowson: I Vote! (By Rote) http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-i-vote-rote <p></p><p>How could the Kansas Legislature do what they did? Maybe it’s because they know the Kansas voters always sing the same song. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 18441 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: I Vote! (By Rote) Where And When You Can Vote In The April Election http://kmuw.org/post/where-and-when-you-can-vote-april-election <p>Spring elections are drawing near and starting Wednesday the Sedgwick County Elections office will mail out advance voting applications.</p><p></p><p>Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman says the ballots will go out through March 29, the Friday before the election.</p><p>"We just ask when you fill out that application to be sure that you read the instructions and complete it so we don't have a delay in getting your ballot out to you," she says.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:55:13 +0000 Carla Eckels 14077 at http://kmuw.org Where And When You Can Vote In The April Election Top Morning News 3.13.2013 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-3132013 <p><em>Lawmakers hold private meeting, AP protests; Advance ballots ready to go out; US Air Force defends light air support plane contract.</em></p><p><strong>Republican Lawmakers Hold Private Meeting On Taxes</strong></p><p>Kansas Senate Republicans held a private meeting on tax issues Tuesday, ahead of debate on Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to move the state toward phasing out individual income taxes.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:50:25 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 14079 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.13.2013 Spring Elections Could Soon Be In The Fall http://kmuw.org/post/spring-elections-could-soon-be-fall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposal in the Legislature would move the spring local government elections to the fall, so they would coincide with state and national elections. The goal is increasing turnout in local elections, which is sometimes quite low.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Secretary of State Kris Kobach discussed the plan with lawmakers Wednesday.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:46:12 +0000 Stephen Koranda 11632 at http://kmuw.org Spring Elections Could Soon Be In The Fall Top Morning News 1.24.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-12413 <p><em>House to discuss union fundraising; Proposal would move spring elections to the fall; Despite looming cuts, Gov's council wants to keep military in the state.</em></p><p><strong>House Bill Would Limit Union Fundraising Abilities</strong></p><p>A Kansas House committee is preparing to debate a bill that prevents public employee unions from automatically deducting money from members' paychecks to finance political activities.</p><p>The Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee will take up the bill Thursday.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:30:27 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11635 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 1.24.13 Political Watchers To Gather At Washburn, Discuss 2012 Election http://kmuw.org/post/political-watchers-gather-washburn-discuss-2012-election <p>Political science professors from around Kansas will gather Thursday to discuss the 2012 election.</p><p>Washburn University in Topeka is hosting the meeting, which will focus on the campaign and the election results. Nationwide, Democrats held the presidency and gained some seats in Congress.</p><p>Washburn political science professor Bob Beatty says they'll look at how different the election results were nationally and in Kansas, where conservative Republicans gained power in the state Legislature.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:42:47 +0000 Stephen Koranda 9169 at http://kmuw.org Political Watchers To Gather At Washburn, Discuss 2012 Election Candidates Speak Out At Voter Empowerment Forum http://kmuw.org/post/candidates-speak-out-voter-empowerment-forum <p></p><p>A political forum was held at Wichita's Tabernacle Bible Church Sunday giving voters a chance to learn more about candidates before going to the polls.</p><p>Several candidates took part in a forum sponsored by 19 churches and organizations called The Voter Empowerment Committee. Democrat Gail Finney, an incumbent running for the 84th district responded to a question about corporate personhood, affordable health care, and student debt.</p><p>Finney says its, what she calls, "the 1 percenters" who benefit the most.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:47:22 +0000 Carla Eckels 7793 at http://kmuw.org Candidates Speak Out At Voter Empowerment Forum