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Thursday, July 18, 2019

TOPEKA – Secretary of State Scott Schwab today announced the release of updated Kansas Elections Standards. Last updated in 2014, the standards provide guidance to local election officials on election related policies and procedures.

Since taking office in January, our team has diligently worked to review and update office policies and procedures,” said Schwab. “As we head into the 2020 election cycle, it is essential local election officials have the resources they need to ensure Kansas elections remain safe and secure.”

The standards are available online at:

Scott Schwab grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Fort Hays State University. In November 2018, Schwab was elected to serve as Kansas Secretary of State. Schwab previously served in the Kansas House of Representatives as Chairman of the House Elections Committee, Chairman of the House Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee and as House Speaker Pro Tempore. He resides in Olathe with his wife, Michele, and their children.