Kansas is having a presidential preference primary for the first time since 1992. The new system is expected to increase voter participation but comes with new dates and deadlines that may diverge from what voters are used to.
We’ve compiled important election dates to add to your calendar this year.
Presidential Preference Primary Election Dates
The presidential preference primary transfers responsibility for candidate selection from political parties to the state. Vote total will be given to each party, which will then allocate delegates to go to the national convention in the summer.
Political parties could technically chose to allow unaffiliated voters to participate, but primaries in Kansas are effectively closed. The more than 30% of registered voters who are independent will have to wait for the general election to vote.