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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.