ARTICLE 1. CITY ELECTIONS
All elections for city offices shall be non-partisan. The election of city officials shall be conducted in all respects as provided by the laws of Kansas governing the holding of city elections, except as may be lawfully changed pursuant to Charter Ordinance.
(K.S.A. 25-2101 et seq.; Code 1998; K.S.A. 25-2113; Code 2016; Ord. 319)
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 1998)
Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2017 (i.e., the mayor elected in April 2015 and councilmembers elected in April 2013), 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 (i.e., the councilmembers elected in April 2015), shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2020, when the city officials elected in the November 2019 general election take office.
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. All council members shall have four year terms, and the mayor shall have a two-year term.
(K.S.A. Supp. 25-2111; C.O. No. 52; L. 2015, ch. 88; C.O. No. 4; Code 2016)
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 elected at large 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 by any other governmental entity; or
(b) a nomination petition. The nomination petition must be signed by ten qualified electors of the city accompanied by any fee required by law or by any other governmental entity.
(K.S.A. 25-205; K.S.A. 25-21a01; K.S.A. 25-2110; Code 2016; Ord. 319)