The League of Women Voters follows activities of the Kansas House and Senate and often sends its observers to hearings and committee meetings. This page provides updates on bills currently active during the legislative session.
Read LWVK’s monthly newsletter VOTER Notes.
Find out more about our year-long celebration of events commemorating the centennial of 19th Amendment and the League of Women Voters!
Mark Your Calendar
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Votes for Women: Suffrage and the 19th Amendment Centennial at the Dole Institute
In this 100th-anniversary kickoff event, a panel featuring professors Jinx Broussard (Louisiana State University), Teri Finneman (KU) and Candi Carter Olson (Utah State University) will examine the women’s suffrage movement and the legacy and limitations of this transformative amendment. This program is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Kansas and its Centennial Celebration Committee.This program is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.
Tuesday, November 5 General Election
LWVK Convention 2019
Updates from the Kansas Legislature
Longtime political analyst Paul Johnson writes Policy Watch Weekly Update during the legislative session. Find it here! Along with LWVK testimony, Action Alerts, resources, and Legislative Observer Corps reports.
How to Register to Vote and/or Update Your Voter Registration
Register to vote online at ksvotes.org or visit your county election office. Or call your election office to find out how to register by mail (they can provide a voter registration form to mail in). If you have moved or changed your name, remember to update your registration. Print the Federal Voter Registration Application and mail it in to your local election office. See more details on Registering to Vote and Voting in Kansas.
Documentary proof of citizenship is NOT required when registering to vote, per the Federal District Court ruling on June 18, 2018, by Judge Julie Robinson declaring the Kansas Documentary Proof of Citizenship law violated the National Voter Registration Act and the U.S. Constitution.
Think you’re registered to vote?
If you are registered to vote, you should receive a postcard before each election telling you your polling place and other valuable election information. The League is aware that some registered voters are not receiving their card. If you did not receive a postcard: IMMEDIATELY verify your registration at your local elections office or the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office.
Use this form to report a problem. The League of Women Voters of Kansas is interested in knowing about problems experienced by Kansas citizens. We also are available to assist individuals currently facing an issue in registering to vote or in the voting process itself.
Recommended Viewing and/or Reading
LWV Leaders for Democracy Spring 2018 Webinar, featuring Marge Ahrens from LWVK, talking about the LWV Kansas/Fish v. Kobach case (scrub ahead to 29:50 to hear the Kansas story).
LWVK recommendations for Kansas election law reform “Free State Election Reform” (currently under review)
LWVK Factsheet: “Issues Related to the Secure and Fair Elections (S.A.F.E.) Act”
LWVK supports KanCare expansion.
The League calls on elected officials to do what’s right for the personal and economic health of Kansas.
League affirms stance (gun control position)
See more from our archive of media coverage.