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Election and registration information

Voting machines

2008 election

For the 2008 election Kansas used the following voting machines in addition to hand-counted paper ballots in some counties. For a county-by-county list of the specific machines (and the source for this section) see Verified Voting's Verifier tool.

Main article: Voting machines

Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) machines with a paper trail:

Optical scan machines:

Assistive Devices for Marking Paper Ballots:

Governmental election authorities

Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh

Contact information:

  • Kansas Secretary of State
  • Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
  • 120 SW 10th Avenue
  • Topeka, KS 66612-1594
  • (785) 296-4564

Locate your County Election Officer

Election threats

  • For an extensive log of voting machine problems, see the VotersUnite! report on election incidents.[1]

Voter registration procedures

  • Oct. 31, 2008 -- Several hundred voters who submitted their registrations at drivers' license offices have arrived at the polls to find that their registrations had not been processed. The cause of the error is currently unknown. All those affected were offered provisional ballots.[2]

State and local non-governmental election organizations

League of Women Voters

LWV of Kansas, Diane Kuhn, President

  • 618 S. Kansas Avenue, Ste. B1
  • Topeka, KS 66603-0000
  • Phone: 785-234-5152
  • Fax: 785-233-9277
  • E-mail: lwvk@sbcglobal.net
  • http://www.lwvk.org

Local Leagues:

Articles and resources

See also


  1. See the VotersUnite! Election Problem Log.
  2. Jim Sullinger, David Klepper, Voter registration glitch arises in Kansas November 1, 2008.

External resources

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Election officials, election reform groups, and elected officials

Absentee voting

Disabled voters

Student voting rights

State ballot

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