Elections

Mathematician not optimistic about suit seeking ballot audit
August 23, 2015
A Wichita State University mathematician says she’s not optimistic that she’ll win her lawsuit seeking ballot information so she can perform an audit of the 2014 election.
Basehor-area voters approve school bond issue; Klamm edges out Johnson for school board
Linwood voters pick mayor, council members
April 7, 2015
In unofficial but final votes from the Leavenworth County Clerk and Election Office, voters have passed Basehor-Linwood USD 458’s $16 million bond issue.
USD 458 bond issue supporters make final push
April 1, 2015
Though it has been stated many times, supporters of a $16 million bond issue for USD 458 want to make one thing clear: it will not raise property taxes.
Confusion remains years after creation of ‘Unified Government’
04:32 p.m., March 23, 2015 Updated 12:47 p.m.
Every two years when there is a local election, there are Bonner Springs and Edwardsville residents who are confused by the ballot.
City government organization hosts April voting contest
March 10, 2015
The League of Kansas Municipalities is hosting a county and statewide contest to recognize the cities with the highest percentage of voter turnout in this year’s April elections.
2015 Candidate questionnaire: James Blancarte, Linwood City Council
March 9, 2015
James “Mike” Blancarte is a candidate for Linwood City Council.
2015 Candidate questionnaire: Jeanette Klamm, USD 458 Board of Education
March 5, 2015
Jeannette Klamm is running for the Position 3 seat on the USD 458 Board of Education, which covers the southern portion of the Basehor-Linwood school district. Gary Johnson also is running for the seat. The following are Klamm’s responses to The Chieftain/Sentinel’s candidate questionnaire.
2015 Candidate questionnaire: Gary Johnson, USD 458 Board of Education
March 5, 2015
Gary Johnson is running for the Position 3 seat on the USD 458 Board of Education, which covers the southern portion of the Basehor-Linwood school district. Jeanette Klamm is also running for the seat. The following are Johnson’s responses to the Chieftain/Sentinel’s candidate questionnaire.
Kansas lawmakers seek to boost campaign contribution limits
February 22, 2015
After an election cycle in which the amount of money spent by outside groups dwarfed the amount spent by the candidates’ campaigns, themselves, Kansas lawmakers from both parties are pressing to increase campaign contribution limits in an effort to keep up.
Leavenworth County voters approve 20-year sales tax extension
Leavenworth County approves mail-in measure with 67 percent of vote
February 4, 2015
A one-cent sales tax will be extended in Leavenworth County for 20 years. Voters approved the mail ballot issue by 67 percent.
Basehor council, school board candidates run unopposed
Voters will decide on USD 458’s Position 3, Linwood council, school bond issue
January 27, 2015
At noon on Tuesday, the ballots for April 7 were finalized — and a number of local candidates will be running unopposed.
As deadline nears, only a few additional candidates file for local councils, school boards
January 21, 2015
There are only five days until the filing deadline, but there have been only two new candidates for Basehor-area city councils and school board in the last week, while two additional incumbents and one newcomer filed for Bonner Springs-area councils and school board.
Kobach seeks straight-party voting, power to prosecute fraud
January 15, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach alerted lawmakers this week that he will again seek the power to prosecute voter fraud, and also is proposing two other voter bills.
Candidates trickle in for Basehor, Bonner area councils and school boards
January 15, 2015
A handful of additional candidates have filed for local city councils and school boards as the election deadline nears, now just a week and a half away.
Basehor officials express support for Leavenworth County sales tax extension
Some area residents share doubts at library informational forum
January 8, 2015
A community meeting was held Wednesday at the Basehor Community Library to get feedback from Basehor citizens concerning the upcoming mail ballot vote for Leavenworth County.

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