How Can Someone Determine the Candidates Running for Office in His or Her Voting District?

How Can Someone Determine the Candidates Running for Office in His or Her Voting District?

The websites of state Secretaries of State and county governments sometimes provide lists of candidates either running for a district office or an office that includes the district within its jurisdiction. Some government websites, such as Johnson County, Kansas, also post sample ballots with candidate names prior to election day.

Candidate lists include varying information accompanying candidate names. The Kansas Secretary of State's 2016 primaries candidate list includes a district number, party affiliation, mailing address, contact information and campaign websites, when applicable, alongside each district candidate entry. Candidate lists are available directly on the website or as an accompanying PDF file.