School leaders know there is a lot at stake in the upcoming elections. Candidates running for state and federal office will direct education policies at a crucial moment in the history of education in Kansas. As with past elections, expect to see and hear campaign rhetoric full of half-truths and outrageous claims. While KASB does not endorse candidates, it does provide information for voters on candidates’ positions on education issues. Please watch for KASB News Briefs and this website for education-related political news throughout the campaign season. KASB encourages Kansans to participate in the political process and become an informed voter, especially when it comes to education issues.
Upcoming key dates for the 2022 election
Oct. 18 — Deadline to register to vote for General Election
Oct. 19 — First day advance by mail ballots are mailed and advance in-person voting may begin
Nov. 1 — Deadline for voters to apply for advance mail ballot
Nov. 8 — General Election
For more information, go to the Kansas Secretary of State’s office at www.sos.ks.gov
Election Communication Resources and Guides
We won’t be voting for president on the November ballot this year — but we will be voting for the future of Kansas schools and communities. Mobilizing Kansas voters has never been more important.
School leaders have a powerful opportunity to promote voter participation among employees and across their communities this fall.
Looking for legal guidance? Our Election Dos and Don’ts will keep you and your team compliant with K.S.A. 25-4169a. Make sure to review the legal restrictions for advocacy and the use of district resources before taking part in any election activities.
Questions about school funding, safety, vouchers and other education issues are certain to be front and center during the 2022 campaign season.
To find out where candidates stand on the major education issues, KASB has put together a list of questions that can be used during political forums or one-on-one meetings with candidates. These questions are simply suggestions and can be tailored for individual races.
The general election is November 8. On the ballot are federal races for U.S. Senate and U.S. House. State offices on the ballot are for governor, attorney general, secretary of state, insurance commissioner, Kansas House, five State Board of Education seats and six of the seven Kansas Supreme Court justices.
As school leaders, we should encourage voter registration and voter participation. For people who are not registered yet to vote, you have until October 18 to register to vote in the general election.
Candidate Information, Websites, and Positions
KASB and other education organizations urge Kansans to vote. KASB does not endorse candidates in political races but provides voters with information on candidates’ positions and education issues.
To find out where you can vote, visit the Kansas Secretary of State’s office website link.
Below are links from organizations that often deal with education issues and have endorsed candidates.
Below are links to voter guides put out by various newspapers:
Every candidate for the House of Representatives has been listed on the spreadsheet by legislative district. By clicking on your candidates’ names, you will be linked to one of four different websites based on its availability:
Your candidates’ campaign website
Your candidates’ campaign social media
Your candidates’ official legislative page (incumbents only)
Your candidates’ Ballotpedia page
KASB encourages Kansans to learn about their candidates before voting. By reviewing a candidate’s website, voters can better understand each candidate’s platform, policies, and beliefs.
To view candidate websites, download this file.