WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Kansas voters decided to approve at least one new amendment to the Kansas Constitution on Election Day. They were asked to consider amendments about legislative authority and county sheriffs.
The amendment regarding sheriffs passed. It has two parts. The first part keeps the job of sheriff as an elected position, except in Riley County, which does not have a sheriff's office. The second part involves how to remove a sheriff from office. It takes the power of initiating a sheriff's recall away from county and district attorneys and gives it to the state attorney general.
A yes vote supported both parts of the sheriff's amendment. Those who voted no were either opposed to one or both parts of the amendment.