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Kansas Elections

This Year's Races

In 2021, there are no state government races.

Senate

Kansas has 40 Senate districts, including nine that comprise part of Wichita or Sedgwick County. Kansas senators are elected to a 4-year term with no term limit. The Senate meets in Topeka annually for approximately 90 days, beginning in January. All 40 seats are up for election in 2024.

House of Representatives

Kansas has 125 state representatives, including 23 from districts that comprise part of Wichita or Sedgwick County. Representatives are elected to a 2-year term with no term limit. The House meets in Topeka annually for approximately 90 days, beginning in January. All 125 seats are up for election in 2022.

State Board of Education

A map showing the State Board of Education districts that comprise part of Wichita or Sedgwick County

The mission of the State Board of Education "is to prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous, quality academic instruction, career training and character development accoridng to each student's gifts and talents," according to the State Department of Education's website. The Board of Education has 10 districts across the state, including three that comprise part of Wichita or Sedgwick County: districts 7, 8, and 10. Members serve 4-year terms. The seats in odd-numbered districts are up for election in 2022.

Judicial Retention

Court of Appeals

In Kansas, the governor appoints judges to the Court of Appeals with confirmation from the Kansas Senate. The appointment lasts for at least a year, followed by a retention election in which voters are given a "yes" or "no" choice whether to keep the judge in office for a four-year term. Judges must face a retention vote for each successive four-year term. There are fourteen judges on the Kansas Court of Appeals.

Supreme Court

In Kansas, when there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court, a nonpartisan nominating committee selects three potential candidates for justice and then presents those candidates to the governor. The governor must appoint one of those candidates. The appointment lasts for a year, followed by a retention election in which voters are given a "yes" or "no" choice whether to keep the justice in office for a six-year term. Justices must face a retention vote for each successive six-year term. There are seven justices on the Kansas Supreme Court.


This page last updated on February 9, 2021.
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