Elections

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.
Mail-in ballots for sales tax extension to be sent out in coming days
Informational meetings today, Saturday
January 7, 2015
Leavenworth County voters will be receiving ballots later this month for a ballot question that will decide whether to extend the county’s 1 cent sales tax.
Sparse filings for April local elections in Basehor, Bonner area
Several incumbents say they plan to file for re-election
January 7, 2015
Positions for several local governing bodies will be up for election in April, and so far, only a smattering of candidates have filed.
USD 458 patron survey results show bond issue support
December 10, 2014
Basehor-Linwood USD 458 patrons greatly support a Career and Technical Education center at the high school, technology expansion and renovations to Basehor and Linwood elementary schools.

Previous