Voting outcomes: 2022 The Kansas major and the abortion vote

Editor’s note: The election results graphic on this page will be updated regularly as votes are counted across the state. Check back here throughout the night for updates.

In today’s primary election, Kansas voters had the opportunity to vote for governor and other state offices, sending congressional representatives to Washington, D.C. and state representatives to serve in Topeka. And all Kansas voters, regardless of party, also voted on a proposed constitutional amendment that would eliminate the state-level right to abortion.

Below are live results in various races across the state:

Statewide Races: Governor, US Senate, US House

Senator Jerry Moran was declared the winner republican primaries. As expected, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly easily won the Democratic nomination for governor, while Attorney General Derek Schmidt will be her opponent in November.

Amendment to the Kansas Constitution

The Kansas state constitution currently protects the right to abortion, but in this primary election, voters were asked to decide on an amendment that would remove that protection. Kansas voters rejected the amendment.

Kansas Secretary of State

Republican incumbent Scott Schwab, a Republican running for re-election, won his party’s nomination. He will face Jeanna Repass, who is the only Democrat in the race.

Attorney General of Kansas

The Attorney General is responsible for enforcing the laws of Kansas and is the state’s top attorney, bringing and defending lawsuits and providing legal opinions on behalf of the state. The service also protects users from fraud.

The Prosecutor General serves a four-year term. The position is currently held by Schmidt, a Republican who is now running for governor.

Three Republican candidates faced off in the primary election for a chance to replace Schmidt: former federal prosecutor Tony Mattivi, Leawood state Sen. Kellie Warren and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Kobach won the primaryafter successfully trying to make a comeback after losing his bids for governor and US Senate.

His bid to become the state’s top law enforcement officer has been scrutinized by his checkered record as a lawyer, including holding a federal judge in contempt and serving as counsel to a nonprofit whose leaders face fraud charges.

Kansas State Treasurer

The state treasurer is responsible for managing state funds and serving as the state’s chief banker. The state treasurer handles things like bond services, cash management, the state’s education savings program and unclaimed property. The current state treasurer is Lynn Rogers, a Democrat who was appointed by Kelly in 2021 when Republican Jake LaTurner was elected to Congress.

Insurance Commissioner of Kansas

This statewide official is responsible for regulating insurance policies and financial securities offered by private Kansas companies. The position is currently held by Republican Vicki Schmidt.

Kansas State House Results:

State representatives are legislators responsible for drafting and voting on legislation. They also help create the state budget and create legislation to help regulate state agencies. There are 125 state representatives in the Kansas House, each serving concurrent two-year terms.

Watch live results from across the state here:

Kansas Board of Education

The State Board of Education consists of 10 members elected for a four-year term. The board oversees public schools and represents the state’s educational interests. If you don’t know your area, look here.

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This story was originally published in 2022 August 2 7:00 p.m.

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