Upholding Ethics in Government and Elections
Public trust in our democracy requires that the actions of our elected officials are guided by the public good. Kansas Democrats believe ethics in campaigning and government are absolute principles to which our candidates and public officials must adhere.
We support continued scrutiny of state campaign and governmental ethics laws in an effort to clearly define acceptable and unacceptable conduct and close existing loopholes. We support full disclosure of all independent expenditures made on behalf of all political campaigns. We support a prohibition on candidates for Insurance Commissioner soliciting and accepting contributions from regulated insurance agencies and entities.
Kansas Democrats believe voting is both a right and a duty. Unreasonable impediments to the exercise of that right and the practice of that duty are deplorable. The sanctity and security of elections in Kansas must be protected from partisan, ideological and personal motives. We support the election of a Secretary of State who will be fair and impartial in conducting Kansas elections.
We support compliance with the National Voter Registration Act, and compliance with all federal election laws. Kansas Democrats believe every eligible vote should be counted.