CHAPTER VI. ELECTIONSCHAPTER VI. ELECTIONS\ARTICLE 1. CITY ELECTIONS

ARTICLE 1. CITY ELECTIONS

The nonpartisan 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 1991; C.O. No. 17)

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, 26-206; Code 1991)

(a)   Those governing body 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 governing body 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)   General elections shall 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. A mayor and two council members.shall be elected at one election, and the remaining three council members shall be elected at the succeeding election. The mayor and all council members shall have four year terms.

(C.O. No. 3, Sec. 2; C.O. No. 17)

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 shall be voted on 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 elections shall be declared the winner of said election.

(C.O. No. 12; Code 2015; C.O. No. 17)