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Fort Riley was established near the Kansas River in 1853 to protect settlers and trade along the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. In 1866, the 7th Cavalry organized at the fort under General George Armstrong Custer, who later led the regiment in the infamous attack on Sioux and Cheyenne tribes at the Battle of Little Bighorn in June of 1876.

When French astronomer Pierre Janssen first discovered the element he called helium on the sun in 1868, it was believed to be one of the most rare elements. It wasn’t until 1905, when faculty members at The University of Kansas in Lawrence began experimenting with gas from a newly drilled well in Dexter, that helium was identified as a common element found on Earth.

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Kansas is the leading producer of wheat in the United States. Referred to as “The Wheat Capital of the World,” Sumner County produced 9 million bushels in 2009.

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Meade’s Ranch in Osborne County, Kansas, is the Geodetic Center of North America—the point of reference by which all property lines and boundaries in North America are surveyed. Identified in 1901, this triangulation station for the United States, Canada and Mexico is also known as the North American Datum.

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Although the origin remains unclear, the terms “jayhawk” and “jayhawker” were originally used to describe raiders and looters during the period of unrest following the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 when settlers of the Kansas Territory were left to decide the issue of slavery. It was later used solely as a label for free-state proponents, and eventually became associated with all Kansans.

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During the Civil War, Kansas suffered the highest rate of fatal casualties of any Union state.

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State of Kansas Quick Facts
  • Current Population:2,911,641
  • Voter Registration Deadline: 21 days before an election
  • Election Day Voter Registration: No
  • Early Voting: Yes
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: Yes
  • Electoral Colleges: 6
  • Congressional Districts: 4
  • Date of Statehood: January 29, 1861
  • Size: 82,278 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Sunflower State; Wheat State; Jayhawk State
  • Tree: Cottonwood
  • Flower: Wild Native Sunflower
  • Bird Western Meadowlark
Registered Voters

Democratic : 408,601

Libertarian : 13,181

Republican : 760,159

Unaffiliated: 523,596

Voting And Elections

Am I eligible To Vote in Kansas?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements in the state of Kansas.

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  • Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

    NO: Kansas does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

    If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

    When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting

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  • How Do I Register To Vote in Kansas?
    Voter registration is a means of determining the candidates and issues for which each voter is eligible to vote. Most states require voters to register to vote a certain number of days before Election Day. Voter Registration also protects the integrity of the ballot box by preventing voting in multiple jurisdictions.

    To register to vote inthe state of Kansas, voters have the following options :

    In Person

    Also, it is available at many locations established by the county election officer

    By Mail

    Voter Registration Application form is available for printing on the secretary of state's website

    Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

    Any registered voter may leave work for a period up to two hours to vote. If the polls are open before or after the work shift, however, the voter may only take such time off that, when added to the amount of time before or after work that the polls are open, does not exceed two hours.

    Kansas State Government

    Kansas Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    We, the People of the State of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges, in order to insure the full enjoyment of our rights as American citizens, do ordain and establish this constitution of the state of Kansas, with the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning at a point on the western boundary of the state of Missouri, where the thirty-seventh parallel of north latitude crosses the same; thence running west on said parallel to the twenty-fifth meridian of longitude west from Washington; thence north on said meridian to the fortieth parallel of north latitude; thence east on said parallel to the western boundary of the state of Missouri; thence south with the western boundary of said state to the place of beginning.

    The Executive Branch
    Kansas State Capitol: Topeka, Kansas

    Executive Power

    The constitutional officers of the executive depart-ment shall be the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and attorney general, who shall have such qualifications as are provided by law. Such officers shall be chosen by the electors of this state at the time of voting for members of the legislature in the year 1974 and every four years thereafter.

    Kansas Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Lieutenant Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Elected)
  • The Secretary Of State (Elected)
  • Legislative Branch
    Kansas State Capitol: Topeka, Kansas

    Legislative Power

    The legislative power of this state shall be vested in a House of Representatives and Senate.

    The number of representatives and senators shall be regulated by law, but shall not exceed one hundred twenty-five representatives and forty senators.

    It is a bicameral assembly, composed of the lower Kansas House of Representatives, and the upper Kansas State Senate, with 40 senators. Republicans comprise a super-majority in both Houses.

    Judicial Branch
    Kansas Supreme Court Justices

    Judicial Power

    The judicial power of this state shall be vested exclusively in one court of justice, which shall be divided into one supreme court, district courts, and such other courts as are provided by law; and all courts of record shall have a seal. The supreme court shall have general administrative authority over all courts in this state.

    The supreme court shall consist of not less than seven justices who shall be selected as provided by this article. All cases shall be heard with not fewer than four justices sitting and the concurrence of a majority of the justices sitting and of not fewer than four justices shall be necessary for a decision. The term of office of the justices shall be six years except as hereinafter provided.

    The state shall be divided into judicial districts as provided by law. Each judicial district shall have at least one district judge.

    Kansas Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(125)
    (28)(97)
    State Senators(40)
    (8)(32)
    US Representatives(4)
    (4)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    Kansas Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The supreme executive power of this state shall be ves-ted in a governor, who shall be responsible for the enforcement of the laws of this state.

    Qualifications

    Kansas' constitution does not set out requirements for office

    Election

    Governor and lieutenant governor the candidates for such offices shall be nominated and elected jointly in such manner as is prescribed by law so that a single vote shall be cast for a candidate for governor and a candidate for lieutenant governor running together, and if such candidates are nominated by petition or con-vention each petition signature and each conven-tion vote shall be made for a candidate for gov-ernor and a candidate for lieutenant governor run-ning together.

    Term of Office

    Shall have terms of four years which shall begin on the second Monday of January next after their election, and until their successors are elected and qualified

    Limit on Tenure

    No person may be elected to more than two successive terms as governor nor to more than two successive terms as lieutenant governor.

    Salary

    $99,636

    The Lieutenant Governor
    Authority

    The lieutenant governor shall assist the governor and have such other powers and duties as are prescribed by law.

    Qualifications

    Kansas' constitution does not set out requirements for office

    Election

    Governor and lieutenant governor the candidates for such offices shall be nominated and elected jointly in such manner as is prescribed by law so that a single vote shall be cast for a candidate for governor and a candidate for lieutenant governor running together, and if such candidates are nominated by petition or con-vention each petition signature and each conven-tion vote shall be made for a candidate for gov-ernor and a candidate for lieutenant governor run-ning together.

    Term of Office

    No person may be elected to more than two successive terms as governor nor to more than two successive terms as lieutenant governor.

    Limit on Tenure

    No person may be elected to more than two successive terms as governor nor to more than two successive terms as lieutenant governor.

    Salary

    $54,000

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    The constitutional officers of the executive department shall be the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and attorney general, who shall have such qualifications as are provided by law.

    Qualifications

    There are no constitutional or statutory qualifications for this office.

    Election

    As with other executive officers, the attorney general is elected to serve for a term of four years, which runs concurrently with the term of the governor.

    Term of Office

    Serve for a term of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    There is no term limit for this office.

    Salary

    $98,901

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    The constitutional officers of the executive department shall be the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and attorney general, who shall have such qualifications as are provided by law.

    Qualifications

    There are no constitutional or statutory qualifications for this office.

    Election

    As with other executive officers, the secretary of state is elected to serve for a term of four years of length, which runs concurrently with the term of the governor. The election is held in November and the statewide official takes office the following January.

    Term of Office

    Elected to serve for a term of four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    As stated in the Kansas Constitution there is no term limit for this office.

    Salary

    $86,003

    Kansas State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body. In the absence of the Speaker, the Speaker Pro Tempore takes on the duties of the office. The Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore are both elected by the members of the House. Duties of the Speaker include preserving order and decorum, and deciding all questions of order

    Qualifications

    During the time that any person is a candidate for nomination or election to the legislature and during the term of each legislator, such candidate or legislator shall be and remain a qualified elector who resides in his or her district.

    Election

    Representatives shall be elected for two year terms.

    Term of Office

    for two year terms.

    Limit on Tenure

    Term limits none.

    Salary

    $88.66/day $140/day Pension

    The State Senate
    Authority

    The President of the Senate is chosen from among its membership. In the absence of the President, the vice president assumes the duties of presiding officer.

    Qualifications

    During the time that any person is a candidate for nomination or election to the legislature and during the term of each legislator, such candidate or legislator shall be and remain a qualified elector who resides in his or her district.

    Election

    Senators shall be elected for four year terms.

    Term of Office

    Sen-ators shall be elected for four year terms.

    Limit on Tenure

    Have no term limits.

    Salary

    $88.66/day $140/day.

    Kansas State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    Justices of the Supreme Court ordinarily do not conduct trials. They decide an appealed case by reading the record of the trial and written briefs filed by the parties, and hearing oral arguments of lawyers. They research and review the law involved in the case and then write an opinion which is usually published in bound volumes.

    Qualifications

    Justices of the Supreme Court and judges of the district courts shall be at least thirty years of age and shall be duly authorized by the supreme court of Kansas to practice law in the courts of this state and shall possess such other qualifications as may be prescribed by law.

    Election

    The Supreme Court Nominating Commission is composed of representatives from each congressional district and, during times of judicial vacancy, is in charge of compiling a list of potential supreme court justices to present to the governor.

    Term of Office

    The term of office of the justices shall be six years except as hereinafter provided.

    Limit on Tenure

    justice may choose to finish out their term if they turn 70 prior to its expiration.

    Associates salary

    $139,000

    Chief salary

    $136,000

    Qualification age

    Be at least thirty years old.

    The District Court
    Authority

    the district courts have general original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal

    Qualifications

    Justices of the supreme court and judges of the district courts shall be at least thirty years of age and shall be duly authorized by the supreme court of Kansas to practice law in the courts of this state and shall possess such other qualifications as may be prescribed by law.

    Election

    The district judges shall be elec-ted by the electors of the respective judicial dis-tricts unless the electors of a judicial district have adopted and not subsequently rejected a method of nonpartisan selection.

    Term of Office

    The term of office of each judge of the dis-trict court shall be four years.

    Limit on Tenure

    The mandatory age of retirement for a Kansas District Court judge is 75.

    Salary

    Qualification age

    Under the age of 70 .

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