Civic health in an unprecedented election year

Across the country, primary elections are underway, and it’s clear that 2020 will be an unprecedented election year.

With the COVID-19 pandemic presenting unforeseen challenges to voter registration and election administration, having access to reliable, easy-to-use data about the civic health of our communities is more important than ever before.

We strive to have the most up-to-date data available on to help individuals better understand our state’s overall engagement of citizens in their communities and the civic health of individual counties, regions, and other populations.

As the August primary quickly approaches – and with the November general election not far behind – here’s a quick reminder of the data available in our Data Dashboard:

  • Voter Registration Trends through June 3, 2020 – overall voter registration numbers and demographic information by county, zip code, Congressional, Kansas House and Kansas Senate Districts
  • 2019 General Election Turnout Data – demographic and geographic information on Kansans who voted in the 11/5/2019 election
  • 2018 American Community Survey 5 Year Dataset – a “moving average” of the last 5 years of collected data through the ACS by the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Much morecheck it out