A grassroots group called Women for Kansas is planning a public rally to open its "Taking Back Kansas" convention on Friday.
The group aims to unite women to defeat Governor Sam Brownback and Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the November elections.
Speakers during the weekend conference include: a first-time voter, a representative from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis, and independent U.S. Senate candidate and Greg Orman.
The rally takes place at 5:30 p.m. Friday near Century II in Wichita.
Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has unveiled some education goals he'll push for if he's reelected to a second term in office. Brownback says he'll aim for 60 percent of Kansas adults to have a college degree or technical certificate. As Stephen Koranda reports, the events in Topeka and the Kansas City area also touched off a clash over education funding.
Brownback touted funding increases during his time in office, specifically money targeted at technical education programs.
Two residents of a Topeka care facility were prevented from voting in last Tuesday's primary election by a poll worker who didn't understand the state's voter identification law.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach confirmed Thursday that some elderly residents of Brewster Place showed up to a polling place without I.D.s and were turned away without being issued provisional ballots, as required by law.
Shawnee County Election Commissioner Andrew Howell says three voters were affected and one was later able to vote.
The state primaries this week also tested a dual voting system that counts votes for federal offices cast by people who registered using a federal form without proving their citizenship.
It's unclear how many of those registrants actually voted Tuesday, but the Sedgwick County election office said yesterday a "quick check" of 1,100 provisional ballots did not reveal any names that matched its list of federal registration applicants.
The primary election is underway in Sedgwick County. Polls open at 6:00 a.m. Residents will be able to cast their ballots along the two major party lines.
Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman says voters who already belong to a political party must vote that party. She says residents who are unaffiliated can go to the polls and declare at that time.