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STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS BOARD TO MEET

September 10, 2020

The Kansas State Board of Rules and Regulations will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

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SCHWAB URGES CAUTION WITH THIRD PARTY VOTER OUTREACH EFFORTS

August 24, 2020

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab today reminded Kansas residents to be cautious in participating in third party outreach efforts ahead of the November 3 general election.

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STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS BOARD TO MEET

August 24, 2020

You are hereby given notice that the State Rules and Regulations Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2020.

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STATE BOARD OF CANVASSERS TO MEET

August 18, 2020

Pursuant to K.S.A. 25-3206, the Kansas State Board of Canvassers will meet on Friday, August 28, 2020 to certify the 2020 Primary Election. The Kansas State Board of Canvassers is comprised of the Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General.

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POST ELECTION AUDIT SELECTION ANNOUNCED

August 4, 2020

In accordance with K.S.A. 25-3009 and K.A.R. 7-41-1, the Office of Secretary of State will conduct the random selection of offices to be audited from the 2020 primary election.

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SECRETARY OF STATE RELEASES PRIMARY ELECTION TURNOUT PREDICTION

July 31, 2020

The Office of Secretary of State today released the turnout projection for the August 4, primary election. Secretary of State Scott Schwab predicts 28 percent of Kansas voters will participate in the 2020 primary election.

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SECRETARY SCHWAB RESPONDS TO NOVEMBER ELECTION DELAY SUGGESTION

July 30, 2020

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s July 30, suggestion of delaying the 2020 General Election.

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SCHWAB STATEMENT ON VOTE CENTER DISMISSAL

July 28, 2020

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab issued the following statement on the dismissal of vote center litigation (Kansas Democratic Party, et al. v. Scott Schwab, Secretary of State for State of Kansas).

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SECRETARY OF STATE SCOTT SCHWAB APPOINTED TO NASS EXECUTIVE BOARD

July 24, 2020

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab today announced his induction to the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Executive Board as Midwestern Region Vice-President.

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STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS BOARD TO MEET

July 23, 2020

The Kansas State Board of Rules and Regulations will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

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SECRETARY OF STATE SCOTT SCHWAB PROVIDES GUIDANCE TO COUNTIES ON MASK REQUIREMENTS

July 17, 2020

Secretary of State Scott Schwab today provided guidance to county election officials on local mask requirements ahead of the August 4, Primary Election.

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STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS BOARD TO MEET

June 19, 2020

The Kansas State Board of Rules and Regulations will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2020.

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SCHWAB STATEMENT ON FISH, BEDNASEK APPEAL

June 2, 2020

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab today issued the following statement on the decision to appeal Fish v. Schwab and Bednasek v. Schwab to the United States Supreme Court:

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STATE OBJECTIONS BOARD TO MEET

May 29, 2020

The Kansas State Objections Board will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020. The meeting will be held at Memorial Hall (120 S.W. Tenth Street, Topeka) in the second-floor auditorium.

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SCHWAB ISSUES FILING DEADLINE REMINDER

May 28, 2020

Secretary of State Scott Schwab reminded partisan candidates running for elected office that they must file by 12:00 (noon) on Monday, June 1, 2020.

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SCHWAB TO DISTRIBUTE $2.6 MILLION TO KANSAS COUNTIES FOR 2020 ELECTIONS

May 7, 2020

Secretary of State Scott Schwab today announced the distribution of $2.6 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to Kansas counties for the 2020 elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS BOARD TO MEET

Apr. 27, 2020

The Kansas State Board of Rules and Regulations will meet at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020.

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SECRETARY OF STATE PROVIDES UPDATE AMID COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Mar. 23, 2020

Secretary of State Scott Schwab today provided an update on the potential impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the 2020 elections.

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STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS BOARD TO MEET

Mar. 23, 2020

The Kansas State Board of Rules and Regulations will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

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STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS BOARD TO MEET

Feb. 21, 2020

The Kansas State Board of Rules and Regulations will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020 in room 281-N, Kansas Statehouse.

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SCHWAB ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF JOHNSON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER

Feb. 21, 2020

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab today announced the appointment of Connie Schmidt as Johnson County Election Commissioner to oversee the 2020 elections. Fred Sherman has been appointed Deputy Election Security Commissioner for 2020 and will assume the position of Johnson County Election Commissioner by January 4, 2021.

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SCHWAB COMMENTS ON VOTE CENTER LITIGATION

Feb. 14, 2020

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab issued the following statement on the threat of litigation by the Kansas Democratic Party and their national associates:

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APPLICATION PERIOD EXTENDED FOR JOHNSON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER

Jan. 8, 2020

The Office of Secretary of State today announced the application period for the vacant Johnson County Election Commissioner has been extended to Friday, January 31 to account for the holiday season and ensure those interested have the opportunity to apply.

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STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS BOARD TO MEET

Jan. 6, 2020

The Kansas State Board of Rules and Regulations will meet immediately following the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Regulations meeting on Friday, January 10, 2020 in room 582-N, Kansas Statehouse.

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APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS FOR JOHNSON COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER

Dec. 5, 2019

Secretary of State Scott Schwab announced an open application period for the vacant Johnson County Election Commissioner position. Interested parties have until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020, to apply.

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SCHWAB STATEMENT ON METSKER RESIGNATION

Dec. 5, 2019

Secretary of State Scott Schwab issued the following statement on the resignation of Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker:

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STATE BOARD OF CANVASSERS TO MEET

Nov. 20, 2019

The Kansas State Board of Canvassers will meet on Monday, November 25, 2019, to certify the 2019 General Election results. Pursuant to K.S.A. 25-3206, the Board will certify the constitutional amendment that appeared on the ballot, not municipal election results.

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STATE LAUNCHES NEW BUSINESS ONE STOP

Oct. 24, 2019

The State of Kansas today announced the launch of the Kansas Business One Stop – ksbiz.kansas.gov. The new site is a joint effort by the Secretary of State’s office and several state agencies to simplify the process of starting, operating and growing a business in Kansas. Participating agencies include the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Kansas Department of Commerce, Kansas Department of Labor and Kansas Department of Revenue.

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SCHWAB ANNOUNCES VOTE CENTER WORKING GROUP

Aug. 1, 2019

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab announced the formation of a working group to draft rules and regulations for vote center provisions contained in Substitute for SB130. The working group will be chaired by Secretary Schwab and consist of Kansas election officers, county clerks, election experts and security specialists.

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STATE RELEASES UPDATED ELECTIONS STANDARDS

July 5, 2019

Secretary of State Scott Schwab today announced the release of updated Kansas Elections Standards.

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UPDATED: STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS BOARD TO MEET

June 24, 2019

The Kansas State Board of Rules and Regulations will meet at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019; in room 281-N in the Kansas Statehouse. Please note this agenda has been updated from the June 6, 2019 notice.

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STATE CORRECTS HAVA REPORTS

June 11, 2019

The Office of Secretary of State today announced the correction of Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Federal Financial Reports.

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STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS BOARD TO MEET

Jan. 18, 2019

The Kansas State Board of Rules and Regulations will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25 in Room 281-N in the Kansas Statehouse.

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SCHWAB TAKES OATH OF OFFICE

Jan. 17, 2019

Taking the Oath of Office to serve as Kansas Secretary of State is among the most memorable and humbling experiences of my life. I was grateful to share the moment with my family and the residents of Kansas.

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SECRETARY-ELECT SCHWAB ANNOUNCES SENIOR STAFF

Jan. 17, 2019

Secretary of State-elect Scott Schwab announced the names of his senior staff for when he assumes office on January 14.

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