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CyberCivics » Welcome!

Details: Welcome to CyberCivics! One of the Kansas Secretary of State office's greatest passions is civics education, a discipline that encapsulates the history, design, achievements, and responsibilities of government, both on a national and local level. CyberCivics strives to be a comprehensive and accessible resource for everyone with a desire to

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CyberCivics » Executive Branch » Board of …

Details: Kansas Department of Education. Although the Department of Education is governed by the State Board of Education, the day-to-day administration of the department is the responsibility of the commissioner of education, who is appointed by the board and serves as chief administrative officer for the entire department.

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Constitution of Kansas

Details: Article 6.—Education 1. Schools and related institutions and activities, 2. State board of education; state board of regents; municipal universities, 3. Members of state board of education and regents, 4. Commissioner of education, 5. Local public schools, 6. Educational finance; permanent tax levy, 7. …

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CyberCivics » Citizenship » Becoming a U.S. …

Details: U.S. citizenship is granted after the applicant fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Generally, to be eligible for naturalization, a person must: Be age 18 or older. Be a permanent resident for a certain amount of time (usually 5 years or 3 years, depending on how the person obtained status

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CyberCivics » Famous Kansans » Introduction

Details: Among these Kansans is scientist and inventor George Washington Carver, a black slave born around 1864 at the start of the Civil War. He was orphaned as a young child and endured the prejudice of white-favoring colleges while trying to earn an education. He eventually discovered helpful insights for farming techniques, which he used to educate

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CyberCivics » Citizenship » Responsibilities of …

Details: Certain civic responsibilities considered central to the democratic philosophy of the country are required by law. U.S. citizens must comply with certain mandatory obligations, including: Obeying the law. Every U.S. citizen must obey federal, state and local laws, and pay the …

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CyberCivics » Kansas Counties » Introduction

Details: The State of Kansas has 105 counties. The map shows each county's geographic boundaries, and below the map is an alphabetical list of all Kansas counties. On the map or list, click on the name of a county to find its county seat, county code, year established, year organized, general location in Kansas, origin of its name and other facts of

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CyberCivics » Twenty Kansas Questions

Details: Kansas Secretary of State Memorial Hall, 1st Floor 120 S.W. 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66612-1594 (785) 296-4580 [email protected]

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CyberCivics » Executive Branch » Explore More

Details: Board of Education / Board of Regents; Explore More; Check Your Knowledge; Legislative. Introduction; The Kansas Legislature; Organization of Both Chambers; Legislative Committees; Support Services; Legislative Sessions; Acts of the Legislature; Publication of Laws; Explore More; Check Your Knowledge; Judicial. Introduction; History of the

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CyberCivics » Famous Kansans » Government

Details: David J. Brewer. See also under United States.. David J. Brewer was a judge to the Probate and Criminal Courts in Leavenworth and served from 1862 to 1865 then changed courts to be a judge to the First Judicial District of Kansas, serving from 1865 to 1869.

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CyberCivics » Executive Branch » Governor / Lieutenant

Details: The executive branch of Kansas state government is headed by the governor, who acts as the chief administrator responsible for carrying out state laws and administering the executive budget. The lieutenant governor is the second-ranking member of the executive branch and is first in line to succeed to the governorship in the event of a vacancy.

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CyberCivics » Executive Branch » State Treasurer

Details: The state treasurer’s office oversees more than $20 billion through key divisions and programs, which include managing the state’s budget and payroll, offering financial services and education, managing a postsecondary education savings program, and maintaining a list of unclaimed property.

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CyberCivics » Elections » Taking Office

Details: On the same day, members of the Kansas Senate, Kansas House of Representatives and State Board of Education, Kansas Court of Appeals judges and Supreme Court justices take their oaths in Topeka. The assumption of command ceremony follows the oath of office ceremony. At this time, the governor is given formal command of the Kansas National Guard

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CyberCivics » Executive Branch » Introduction

Details: Executive Branch » Introduction. Kansas state government is modeled on the federal system, with three branches of government—executive, legislative and judicial. In many ways, the Kansas Constitution was patterned on the style and form of the United States Constitution to establish the three branches of government within this state.

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CyberCivics » Judicial Branch » Kansas Municipal Courts

Details: All nonlawyer municipal judges have 18 months from taking office to complete a training program and pass an examination given by the supreme court. In addition, nonlawyer judges must attend 10 hours of continuing legal education each calendar year, which is provided by the supreme court.

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CyberCivics » Famous Kansans » Early Kansans

Details: Carry A. Nation was a radical activist of the Women's Christian Temperance Union who was a strong opponent of alcohol and fought for the enforcement of prohibition laws in Kansas. She moved to Medicine Lodge in 1889 and formed a local branch of the Temperance Union. In June 1900 she was called by God to go to the saloons in the nearby town of

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CyberCivics » Elections » Candidates

Details: The filing includes information about the candidate that is provided to the public and requires a monetary fee, the amount of which depends on the desired office. Major party candidates (Republican or Democratic) may file by submitting a form and paying a filing fee. An alternative method of filing is by submitting a petition having a certain

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