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11/19/2013 Kansas First in World and First in Nation to Send Electronic Apostille Certificate
11/05/2013 Kansas Secretary of State Proud of Customer Service
09/24/2013 Secretary of State Kobach Announces September 24 National Voter Registration Day
09/18/2013 President Obama’s Commission on Election Administration Invites Kobach to Testify
08/29/2013 Nevada the 25th State to Join Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program
08/22/2013 NASS Medallion Awarded to Jim Minihan
08/21/2013 Kansas and Arizona Sue Election Assistance Commission
05/08/2013 Election Laws Signed
03/21/2013 State Election Board to Convene
02/25/2013 Emergency Action for Municipal and School Board Primary Elections
01/11/2013 State of Business Formation in Kansas
01/11/2013 Annual Business Formation Report
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12/21/2012 Elections Task Force Issues Findings
12/21/2012 Sedgwick County Election Task Force Report
12/12/2012 Presidential Electors to Meet
11/29/2012 First Large-Scale Implementation of Photo ID Law a Success
11/28/2012 State Board of Canvassers to Meet
11/01/2012 Secretary of State Kobach Predicts General Election Turnout
10/24/2012 Kobach Reminds Voters They Can Check Voter Registration Status and Voting Location Online
10/11/2012 Proofreader Ends 29-Year Tenure at Secretary of State’s Office on Her 86th Birthday
09/18/2012 Kobach Wins Election Law Appeal on Behalf of Kansas
09/17/2012 Kobach Appoints Shawnee County Election Commissioner
09/14/2012 State Objections Board to Reconvene
09/12/2012 State Objections Board to Convene
08/30/2012 Kobach to Convene State Board of Canvassers
08/08/2012 Statewide Voter Turnout Exceeds Expectations
08/02/2012 Secretary of State Kobach Predicts Primary Turnout
06/14/2012 State Objections Board to Convene
06/09/2012 Kobach to Host Candidate Filing Deadline Ceremony June 11
05/30/2012 Kobach Reminder of June 1 Candidate Filing Deadline for Some State and Local Offices
05/18/2012 Secretary of State Kris Kobach to Conduct Public Meetings on Voter ID
05/16/2012 Kobach Compelled by Legislative Inaction to Proceed in Federal Court
05/16/2012 Essex v Kobach - Answer and Exhibit
05/08/2012 State Objections Board to Convene
04/27/2012 Internet Voter Registration Temporarily Offline for Department of Revenue Upgrade
04/23/2012 Secretary of State Kobach on Redistricting Crisis
04/16/2012 Secretary of State on Business Documents and Civics Online
02/29/2012 S.A.F.E. Law Photo ID Report
01/04/2012 Kobach to Visit First Election Under S.A.F.E. Law

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11/08/2011 Kobach Responds to U.S. House Democrats’ Allegations
11/03/2011 Kobach Appoints Lehman as Sedgwick County Election Commissioner
09/22/2011 Kobach's Column 14th - First Ad Astra Archery Tournament
08/29/2011 Secretary of State Kobach Sponsors Ad Astra Archery Tournament
08/23/2011 Sedgwick County Removes 141 Deceased Voters from Rolls
08/19/2011 Secretary of State Kobach Awards NASS Medallion
07/26/2011 Secretary of State Kobach Releases Adjusted Census Figures
07/12/2011 Kobach Discusses Secure Elections at NASS
07/01/2011 Kobach's Column 13th - SAFE Act Task Force Meets / Service of Process
06/10/2011 Kobach’s Column 12th - Alabama Copies Kansas Proof of Citizenship for Voter Registration / Notary Public
06/03/2011 Kobach's Column 11th - The Case for Voter ID / Online Store for Flags
05/20/2011 Kobach’s Column 10th - HB 2240: Cemetery Consumer Protection Bill Enacted / Trademarks and Service Marks
05/13/2011 Election and Campaign Finance Legislation HB 2080 to Governor
05/06/2011 Kobach's Column 9th - Kansas County Clerks’ and Election Officials’ Association Spring Conference / Stop Voter Fraud
04/28/2011 Kansas Military and Overseas Voter Act Signed by Governor
04/22/2011 Kobach's Column 8th - SB 103 Signed by Governor: Military and Overseas Voter Improvements / News Releases Online
04/18/2011 Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act Signed by Governor
04/15/2011 Kobach's Column 7th - Kansas Kids Webpage / Printed Educational Resources
04/08/2011 Kobach's Column 6th - Online Voter Registration / Find Your Elected Officials
04/08/2011 State Objections Board Meeting
04/01/2011 Kobach's Column 5th - SAFE Act to Governor for Signature/ Annual Report Filing Online
03/29/2011 Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act Goes to Governor’s Desk
03/25/2011 Kobach's Column 4th - SAFE Act to Conference Committee / Business Information
03/23/2011 Kansas Senate Passes HB 2067 the SAFE Act
03/18/2011 Kobach’s Column 3rd - Senate Committee’s Amendments to HB 2067 the SAFE Act / Charity Check
03/11/2011 Kobach’s Column 2nd - Stop Voter Fraud Online and Hotline / Safe at Home
03/04/2011 Kobach’s Column 1st - HB 2067 the SAFE Act / State Flags and Law Books
02/24/2011 Kansas House of Representatives Passes HB 2067 the Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act
02/24/2011 Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to Address We the People Competition
01/18/2011 Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Introduces the Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (S.A.F.E.) Act

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10/29/2010 Secretary Biggs Predicts 47.5% Turnout for 2010 General Election
10/12/2010 Secretary Biggs to Announce the Launch of Initiatives to Encourage Voter Participation
09/17/2010 Secretary of State Chris Biggs Commemorates Constitution Day
09/08/2010 Public Remarks from September 08, 2010
09/07/2010 Secretary of State Chris Biggs to Swear-in Brian Newby as Johnson County Election Commissioner
09/01/2010 September is National Voter Registration Month
07/30/2010 Secretary Biggs Predicts 19% Turnout for Pimary Election Next Tuesday
07/28/2010 Sec. Biggs Reminds Kansans that Friday is Last Day to Request Advance Ballot
07/26/2010 Voting: Not just a right, but your duty
07/20/2010 Sec. Biggs Unveils Ad Promoting Advance Voting
07/14/2010 Sec. Biggs Announces Start of Advance Voting
07/07/2010 Sec. Biggs Encourages Kansans to Register to Vote
06/17/2010 Secretary of State's Office Conducting Census Adjustment
06/10/2010 Sec. Biggs Concludes Candidate Filing Period
06/07/2010 Sec. Biggs to Announce Candidate Filing Deadline June 10th at Noon
06/03/2010 Sec. Biggs Encourages Kansans to 'Throw Hat in Ring'
04/01/2010 Biggs Reminds Kansans to Mail Back Census Forms
02/08/2010 Thornburgh to Resign as Secretary of State
01/21/2010 Thornburgh Re-Appoints Merriman to U.S. Election Assistance Commission
01/14/2010 Thornburgh Releases Study Group Report on the Future of Elections in Kansas
01/12/2010 Thornburgh Swears-In Ensley as Shawnee County Election Commissioner
01/08/2010 Thornburgh to Swear-In Shawnee County Election Commissioner

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12/07/2009 Midwest Secretaries of State Announce Expanded Military Voting Program
12/03/2009 Thornburgh to Join Midwest Secretaries of State to Announce Expanded Military Voting Program
11/19/2009 Thornburgh Applauds Counties for Work to Identify Fraudulent Voter
07/28/2009 Thornburgh, Wagnon Launch Online Voter Registration Application
07/24/2009 Thornburgh and Wagnon to Kick Off Online Voter Registration
07/14/2009 Thornburgh Reappoints Bill Gale as Sedgwick County Election Commissioner
07/14/2009 Thornburgh to Testify Before Congressional Subcommittee on HAVA, State Standards
06/17/2009 Thornburgh Awards Nass Medallion
06/09/2009 Thornburgh Announces that Eight Students will be Participating in the Office's 2009 Summer Intern Program

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12/11/2008 Presidential Electors to Convene
10/31/2008 Thornburgh Predicts Record Voter Turnout
10/14/2008 Thornburgh Advises Counties to be On-Alert
10/09/2008 Thornburgh Kicks Off Vote! Kansas Program
09/12/2008 State Objections Board to Convene
08/28/2008 Thornburgh to Convene State Board of Canvassers
08/01/2008 Thornburgh Predicts Lower than Average Primary Turnout
07/30/2008 Thornburgh to Project Voter Turnout
06/19/2008 State Objections Board to Convene
06/10/2008 Thornburgh Concludes Candidate Filing Period
06/06/2008 Candidate Filing Deadline set for June 10 at Noon
06/03/2008 Thornburgh Announces that Twelve Students will be Participating in the Office's 2008 Summer Intern Program
04/28/2008 Thornburgh Praises Supreme Court's Voter Identification Ruling
04/28/2008 Thornburgh to Attend Harvard's Institute of Politics Symposium on Presidential Primary Process
01/28/2008 Thornburgh Urges Voters to Participate in Party Caucuses

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12/18/2007 Thornburgh Awards 2007 NASS Medallions
12/18/2007 Thornburgh to Present NASS Medallion Award Winners
12/17/2007 Thornburgh to Present NASS Medallion Award Winners
12/14/2007 Thornburgh Reminds Kansans to Check Before They Give
08/17/2007 Bryant Named President of National Elections Organization
07/09/2007 Thornburgh Swears-In Wyandotte County Election Commissioner
07/03/2007 Thornburgh to Swear-In Wyandotte County Election Commissioner
06/14/2007 Thornburgh Announces that Nine Students will be Participating in the Office's 2007 Summer Intern Program
03/05/2007 Thornburgh Participates in "MAKING VOTING WORK"
02/26/2007 Thornburgh Announces the Formation of a Presidential Primary Advisory Committee
02/05/2007 Thornburgh to Testify on Presidential Primary
01/17/2007 Thornburgh Proposes $4.6 Million Savings for Kansas Businesses
01/17/2007 Thornburgh to Testify on the Elimination of the Annual Report Fee
01/16/2007 Thornburgh Urges Passage of Satellite Advance Voting Bill
01/16/2007 Thornburgh to Testify on Satellite Advance Voting

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11/30/2006 Thornburgh to Participate in ASPEN-RODEL Fellowship
11/27/2006 Thornburgh Convenes State Board of Canvassers
11/09/2006 General Election Turnout Exceeds Predictions
11/03/2006 Thornburgh Predicts Modest Voter Turnout
11/01/2006 Thornburgh to Project Voter Turnout
08/28/2006 Thornburgh Convenes State Board of Canvassers
07/28/2006 Thornburgh Predicts Lower than Average Voter Turnout
07/27/2006 Thornburgh to Project Voter Turnout
07/11/2006 Thornburgh, Newby and Newby to Outline Steps for Advance Voting
07/10/2006 Thornburgh, Stuber to Appear at Woodson County Fair to Demo New Voting Machines
05/25/2006 Thornburgh Disappointed with Governor's Veto
05/16/2006 Thornburgh Receives "Public Administrator of the Year" Award
04/21/2006 Thornburgh Swears-in Wyandotte County Election Commissioner
04/20/2006 Thornburgh to Swear-in Wyandotte County Election Commissioner
04/11/2006 Thornburgh Announces New Wyandotte County Election Commissioner
03/14/2006 Thornburgh Unveils "Safe at Home" Program
03/10/2006 Thornburgh Announces Search for Wyandotte County Election Commissioner Position
01/30/2006 Thornburgh Swears-in Ensley as Shawnee County Election Commissioner
01/13/2006 Thornburgh Announces Kansas is One of the First States to Comply with HAVA

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12/13/2005 Carnahan and Thornburgh Announce Multi-State Initiative to Clean Up Voter Rolls and Improve Election Security
12/09/2005 Kansas to Host Midwest Election Officials Conference
11/10/2005 Thornburgh Swears-in Gale as Sedgwick County Election Commissioner
11/09/2005 Thornburgh to Swear-in Sedgwick County Election Commissioner
10/28/2005 William Roe Joins Staff
10/26/2005 Stephanie Wing Joins Public Affairs Staff
8/18/2005 Kansas Secretary of State and Cox Communications presents $3,000 to Kids Voting Kansas
5/17/2005 Cox Communications: Kansas secretary awarded for efforts to increase voting awareness
5/17/2005 Cable in the Classroom: Nation's Most Innovative Education Leaders Honored For Transforming K-12 Teaching and Learning
04/29/2005 Thornburgh Convenes State Board of Canvassers
04/27/2005 Thornburgh to Convene State Board of Canvassers
04/18/2005 Thornburgh Urges Stay the Course - HAVA is Working
03/25/2005 Thornburgh Offers Election Night Tabulation
03/22/2005 Thornburgh Announces New Voter Registration and Election Management System for Kansas
02/07/2005 Kansas and Accenture Conclude Central Voter Registration Project by Agreement
01/07/2005 Thornburgh Announces New Election Commissioner for Johnson County
01/07/2005 Thornburgh Recognized Chapman for 22 Years of Service

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12/10/2004 Thornburgh to Convene Presidential Electors
12/08/2004 Thornburgh Recognized Schmidt for Nine Years of Service
12/07/2004 Thornburgh to Recognize Schmidt for Service
11/24/2004 Thornburgh to Convene State Board of Canvassers
11/15/2004 Thornburgh Announces Development of ELection Voter Information System (ELVIS)
11/15/2004 Thornburgh Announces Search Committee for Johnson County Election Commissioner Position
11/08/2004 Thornburgh Thanks Election Commissioner Schmidt for Nine Years of Service
10/29/2004 Kansas Teams with Accenture eDemocracy Services to Build Election Voter Information System
10/28/2004 Thornburgh Predicts Record Voter Turnout
10/27/2004 Thornburgh to Project Voter Turnout
10/18/2004 Thornburgh Offers Election Night Tabulation
10/13/2004 Thornburgh to Participate in Voter Registration Drive at Cox Communications' Topeka Office
10/12/2004 Thornburgh to Participate in Voter Registration Drive at Cox Communications' Wichita Office
10/06/2004 Thornburgh Kicks Off Vote! Kansas Program
10/05/2004 Thornburgh to Hold News Conference
10/05/2004 Thornburgh Launches New Online Filing Service
09/22/2004 Thornburgh Announces State Fair Opinion Poll Results
09/07/2004 State Objections Board to Meet
08/26/2004 Thornburgh Convenes State Board of Canvassers
08/03/2004 Thornburgh to Speak at Wilson County Chamber Breakfast
07/30/2004 Thornburgh Predicts Modest Increase in Voter Turnout
07/29/2004 Thornburgh to Project Voter Turnout
07/29/2004 Thornburgh, Schmidt, Rahija Outline Five Steps for Voters
07/28/2004 Thornburgh, Schmidt, Rahija to Hold Joint Press Conference
07/29/2004 Thornburgh and Ensley Outline Five Steps for Voters
07/28/2004 Thornburgh and Ensley to Hold Joint Press Conference
07/28/2004 Thornburgh and Gale Outline Five Steps for Voters
07/27/2004 Thornburgh and Gale to Hold Joint Press Conference
07/22/2004 Thornburgh Offers Election Night Tabulation
07/15/2004 Thornburgh Reminds Kansans Deadline to Register to Vote is Fast Approaching
06/25/2004 State Objections Board to Convene
06/25/2004 Thornburgh Announces that Eight Students will be Participating in the Office's 2004 Summer Intern Program
06/09/2004 Candidate Filing Deadline set for June 10 at Noon
06/04/2004 Thornburgh to Participate in Torch Run in Wichita
06/01/2004 Thornburgh and Bunting Kick Off Operation: Vote
05/28/2004 Thornburgh to Participate in Torch Run in Topeka
05/28/2004 Thornburgh to Participate in Torch Run in Ottawa
05/28/2004 Thornburgh to Participate in Torch Run in Olathe
05/28/2004 Thornburgh and Bunting to Hold News Conference
05/25/2004 Thornburgh Launches New Online Filing Service
05/20/2004 Thornburgh and Jenkins to Commemorate Older America Month by Donating Blood
05/17/2004 Thornburgh Hosts Reception in Honor of Brown v. Board of Education Decision
05/14/2004 Thornburgh Commends Election Officials for Adopting Voting Security Policy
05/06/2004 Thornburgh Convened Board of Canvassers and Official Quarter Results Released
05/05/2004 Thornburgh Convenes State Board of Canvassers
04/26/2004 Secretary of State’s Office and World Wrestling Entertainment host “Smackdown Your Vote!” Assembly
04/23/2004 High School Students to Begin Voting on Quarter Design Monday
02/11/2004 Thornburgh to Testify on Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
02/04/2004 Thornburgh Holds Kids Voting Kansas Meeting in Paola

12/08/2003 Thornburgh Reminds Kansans to Check Before They Give
11/03/2003 Thornburgh Swears-In Sedgwick County Election Commissioner
10/30/2003 Thornburgh to Swear-in Bill Gale Sedgwick County Election Commissioner
10/20/2003 Thornburgh Announces New Election Commissioner for Sedgwick County
10/03/2003 Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh Reads to Children at the Capper Foundation
10/01/2003 35 Kansas High School Students to Participate in Capitol Assembly
09/30/2003 Thornburgh Holds Kids Voting Kansas Meeting in Norton
09/16/2003 New Touch Screen Electronic Voting System Well Received by State Fair Goers
09/09/2003 Thornburgh Announces Search Committee Members for Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Position
09/05/2003 Thornburgh Announces Electronic Voting at State Fair
08/29/2003 Thornburgh Submits Finalized State Plan to Federal Election Commission
08/19/2003 Thornburgh Announces Fee Increase Effective September 1, 2003
08/06/2003 Thornburgh Thanks Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Marilyn Chapman for 22 Years of Service
08/05/2003 Thornburgh Inducted as Vice President of National Association of Secretaries of State
07/29/2003 Top State Election Officials Announce Bob Dole as Recipient of 2003 Margaret Chase Smith American Democracy Award
07/01/2003 Thornburgh Reappoints Rahija to Wyandotte County Election Commission Post
06/30/2003 Thornburgh to Reappoint Patricia Rahija as Wyandotte County Election Commissioner
06/27/2003 Thornburgh Releases Plan for Implementing Election Reform in Kansas
06/23/2003 Thornburgh Announces Public Hearing for Help America Vote Act State Plan
05/29/2003 Thornburgh Announces that Seven Students will be Participating in the Office's 2003 Summer Intern Program
04/18/2003 Secretary of State Employee to Kiss a Pig for March of Dimes Campaign
04/18/2003 Thornburgh Disappointed with Governor's Veto
03/26/2003 Thornburgh to Switch Places with Washburn University Student
03/19/2003 Thornburgh Announced Kansas Election Reform Advisory Council Members
02/27/2003 Thornburgh Convenes Kansas Election Reform Advisory Council Meeting
02/20/2003 Thornburgh Announces Launch of New Secretary of State Web Site.
02/03/2003 Thornburgh Announces Appointment of Merriman to Election Assistance Commission Standards Board.
01/30/2003 Thornburgh Applauds White House Decision to Support Initial $1.5 Billion Appropriation for Election Reform in Budget Bill
01/28/2003 VeriSign Equips State of Kansas with Digital Signature Technology, Enables Citizens to Interact Efficiently with Government Agencies
01/16/2003 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh Presents Award to Kansas Advisory Committee on Hispanic Affairs

08/02/2002 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh is projecting a low voter turnout for the primary election scheduled to be conducted on Tuesday, August 6. "We will see a record low turnout in the upcoming primary election," stated Thornburgh.
07/17/2002 The U.S. district court ruled in favor of extending the deadline allowing military service men and women and overseas civilians additional time to return their primary election ballot.
07/16/2002 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh is reminding Kansans the deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation for the primary election is Monday, July 22 at 5 p.m.
07/03/2002 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh thanked the U.S.District Court for ruling quickly in the congressional redistricting case. “The court’s ruling means the August 6th primary election will be conducted as scheduled,” stated Thornburgh.
06/26/2002 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh announced the state voter registration cards are available in Spanish. This is the first time in Kansas that voter registration cards are available in a second language.
06/25/2002 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh announced there will only be four recognized political parties for the upcoming election cycle. The Constitution Party failed to meet the statutory requirements to continue as a recognized political party in Kansas.
06/25/2002 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh is reminding business entities filing annual reports on or after July 1 to use the new formula to calculate the franchise fee.
06/24/2002 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh announced he will ask the U.S. District Court to allow federal service personnel additional time to return their primary election ballots.
06/21/2002 The candidate filing deadline for Kansas House of Representatives and Kansas State Board of Education for the August primary is noon, Monday, June 24, 2002. The Secretary of State's office will have the filing procedure set up from 8 a.m. to noon in the first floor conference room (room 120).
06/17/2002 Thornburgh will work to preserve Tuesday, August 6th primary election date.
01/17/2002 LOBBYIST DIRECTORY GOES ONLINE. The Kansas Lobbyist Directory can now be accessed online at www.kssos.org. The new online directory includes a search feature, which allows users to search for lobbyist and the organizations they represent. In addition, users can download and print the directory.
Hard copies of the directory can also be purchased in the Secretary of State’s office for $2.00 plus tax per copy. The new charge is an effort to recover the expense of formatting and printing the directory.
01/14/2002 High-spirited Topeka residents will take the first step towards saving babies in 2002 when they come to the WalkAmerica Kickoff Luncheon on January 30.
01/14/2002 The March of Dimes Topeka Division is pleased to announce that Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will serve as chair for the WalkAmerica in 2002.
01/07/2002 Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh today appointed Elizabeth Ensley for a third term as Shawnee County election commissioner.

12/13/2001 Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh today announced he is pleased with the passage of the Ney-Hoyer election reform bill (H.R. 3295). The United States House of Representatives passed the bill Wednesday afternoon with 362 members voting in favor and 63 members voting against the bill.
12/13/2001 Fourth Midwest Election Officials Conference concludes
12/07/2001 Midwest Election Officials Conference
Featured topics will include the Florida 2000 election experience, counting ballots, voter outreach, recruiting and training local election board works and Congressmen Bob Ney (R-OH), author of the “Help America Vote Act of 2001” will give an overview of federal election reform issues. A complete conference agenda is attached.
12/05/2001 Thornburgh Urges Congress to Pass Bipartisan Election Reform Bill
11/20/2001 Topeka, November 20, 2001 - The holiday season brings a blizzard of solicitations from charities. Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh, Attorney General Carla Stovall, and Secretary of Aging Connie Hubbell have partnered to launch Kansas Charity Check, a Web site designed to promote and encourage informed decisions when contributing to a charitable organization.
11/05/2001 One year after the November 2000 election, Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh released a status report for election reform in Kansas.
09/21/2001 The Kansas Secretary of State’s Office once again conducted an opinion poll at their booth during the 2001 Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Sept. 7-16. “The purpose of the poll is to promote the concept of voting; gage opinions on important issues and some of the questions are designed just to have a little fun,” said Brad Bryant, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Elections and Legislative Matters.
09/19/2001 Washington, DC—Following last week’s devastating terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the National Association of Secretaries of State is urging Americans to channel their feelings of anger, grief and helplessness into acts of patriotism and citizenship, including a trip to the ballot box.
08/08/2001 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh is pleased with the results of the new Uniform Commercial Code online filing system. The new online system launched on July 1, 2001, changes the way customers do business with the Secretary of State’s office.
07/31/2001 Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh released the Adjustment to the 2000 United States Decennial Census Report to the Kansas Legislature today.
07/31/2001 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh, president of the National Association of Secretaries of State, announced today that he will take part in an election reform news conference along with President George W. Bush and members of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform on Tuesday, July 31, 2001. >>>>Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
07/24/2001 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh announced today the appointment of Marilyn Chapman to Sedgwick County Election Commissioner. The swearing in ceremony will take place on Tuesday, July 24 at 1:30 at the Sedgwick County Election Office.
07/24/2001 STATEMENT ISSUED BY SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE AND KIDS VOTING KANSAS REGARDING WEBSITE
The Secretary of State’s office and Kids Voting Kansas is issuing a warning to parents and schools regarding the Kids Voting Kansas Website. Parents should be advised that the material on the website (www.kidsvotingkan.org) is not suitable for children. This domain name is now in use by another organization and the contents are not suitable for children.
Kids Voting Kansas will have their website up and running at a new address in the next few weeks. Kids Voting Kansas is a non-profit agency operated by the Kids Voting Kansas State Board.
07/16/2001 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh took the oath of office today to become president of the National Association of Secretaries of State, which is meeting this week in Little Rock, Arkansas. Thornburgh will serve a one-year term as president of the organization and said election reform will top this year's agenda. >>>>Photos: NASS01 NASS02
07/02/2001 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh announced today the launch of the new online Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filing system. The new online filing system is secure and it is "easier, cheaper, and faster" for customers.
06/13/2001 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will represent Kansas at the American Swiss Foundation’s 2001 Young Leaders Conference in Switzerland. The exchange will be held in Bad Ragaz, which is one-hour southeast of Zurich. The conference will begin on June 15th and end on June 24th.
05/17/2001 The Kansas Secretary of State's office was presented with the Educational Program to Promote Electronic Filing Achievement Award at the 2001 International Association of Corporation Administrators conference. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in electronic filings.
05/08/2001 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will lead the Kansas State Leadership Initiative to the Republic of Cuba May 12th - 19th. The 16-member delegation is comprised of leaders from business, education and government. The delegation will meet with Cuban professionals to learn about involvement and opportunities in business and agriculture in Cuba.
04/24/2001 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh has been invited by Congressman Robert Ney of Ohio to testify on the need for election reform following the November 7, 2000 election. Secretary Thornburgh will join Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, Arkansas Secretary of State Sharon Priest, and New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron in Washington, DC to testify before the United States House Committee on House Administration on Wednesday, April 25 at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time at the Longworth House Office Building. >>> Click here for testimony transcript.
04/03/2001 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), Kathy Sachs, will begin a statewide tour on Tuesday, April 3 with the message “easier, cheaper, faster” UCC filings.
03/05/2001 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh has been invited by Senator John McCain to testify on the need for election reform following the November 7, 2000 election. Secretary Thornburgh will join Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox and Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury in Washington, DC to testify before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 9:30 in Senate Room 253 >>>>> Click here for testimony transcript.
02/28/2001 Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will be the featured speaker at the El Dorado Rotary Club luncheon today. The luncheon begins at 12:00 p.m. in the Civic Center
02/12/2001 Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee today at 9:30 in Room 123-S to express his support for SB128. Secretary Thornburgh proposed the bill to address recent problems with election crimes in Kansas. The bill speaks to four types of election problems: voter registration suppression, vote trading, voter intimidation and electioneering.
02/04/2001 Former Senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker will be presented with the 2000 Margaret Chase Smith American Democracy Award February 4 at the Capitol Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC