1966 Kansas gubernatorial election

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1966 Kansas gubernatorial election

← 1964 November 8, 1966 1968 →
  No image.svg William Henry Avery.png
Nominee Robert Docking William H. Avery
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 380,030 304,325
Percentage 54.84% 43.92%

Governor before election

William H. Avery
Republican

Elected Governor

Robert Docking
Democratic

The 1966 Kansas gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1966. Democratic nominee Robert Docking defeated incumbent Republican William H. Avery with 54.84% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on August 2, 1966.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Docking 96,414 85.47
Democratic George Hart 16,385 14.53
Total votes 112,799 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William H. Avery 144,842 75.09
Republican Dell Crozier 48,051 24.91
Total votes 192,893 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Robert Docking, Democratic
  • William H. Avery, Republican

Other candidates

  • Rolland Ernest Fisher, Prohibition
  • Carson Crawford, Independent

Results[edit]

1966 Kansas gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Robert Docking 380,030 54.84%
Republican William H. Avery 304,325 43.92%
Prohibition Rolland Ernest Fisher 4,742 0.68%
Independent Carson Crawford 3,858 0.56%
Majority 75,705
Turnout 692,955
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-06-07.