CHAPTER VI. ELECTIONSCHAPTER VI. ELECTIONS\ARTICLE 1. GOVERNING BODY AND CITY TREASURER

ARTICLE 1. GOVERNING BODY AND CITY TREASURER

The election of city officials shall be conducted in all respects as provided by the laws of Kansas governing the holding of city elections.

(K.S.A. 25-2101 et seq.; Code 2016)

At all city elections the polls shall be open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m., unless different hours are set and publicly announced by the county election officer.

(K.S.A. 25-2111; K.S.A. 26-206; Code 2016)

6-103.          Governing body and city treasurer elections; terms.

(a)   Those elected positions with terms expiring in April 2017, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2018, when the city officials elected in the November 2017 general election take office. Those elected positions with terms expiring in April 2019, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2020, when the city officials elected in the November 2019 general election take office.

(b)   A general election of city officers take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2017. Succeeding elections will be held every two years for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired. One council member from each ward shall be elected at one election, and the other council member from that ward shall be elected at the succeeding election. The council members shall have four year terms. The Mayor shall have a two year term.

(K.S.A. 14-103; K.S.A. 14-204; K.S.A. Supp. 25-2111; C.O. No. 5; Code 2016; C.O. No. 10)

The term of officers elected shall commence on the second Monday in January following certification of the election, and the elected officers shall qualify by taking the oath or affirmation of office to be filed with the city clerk.

(K.S.A. 25-21a01; K.S.A. 25-2120; Code 2016)

In accordance with K.S.A. 25-205, and amendments thereto, any person may become a candidate for city office by having had filed with the county election office either of the following:

(a)   a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by any fee required by law; or

(b)   a nomination petition. The nomination petition must be signed by twenty-five (25) qualified electors of the city.

(K.S.A. 25-205; K.S.A. 25-21a01; K.S.A. 25-2110; Code 2016; C.O. No. 10)

Regardless of the number of candidates who have filed for election for any city office there shall be no necessity of a primary election, and every person who has filed for any city office shall be listed on the ballot, and be voted upon by the voters at the general election of city officers. The person from among the candidates who receives the largest number of votes at such general election shall be declared the winner in said election.

(K.S.A. 25-2108a; C.O. No. 5; Code 2016)