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

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; Code 1992)

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

(K.S.A. 25-2111, 26-206; Code 1992)

(a)   There shall be a primary election of the city officers on the Tuesday preceding by five weeks the first Tuesday in April of every year that such city has a city elections, except at otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section.

(b)   A primary election shall be held if needed to reduce the number of candidates for each office in the general election to no more than three candidates. No primary election of city officers shall be held unless by holding such primary two or more persons will be eliminated as candidates for office. In the event there are not more than three times the number of candidates as there are officers to be elected, the names of the candidates for such office shall not appear on the primary election ballots, and there shall be no primary election for such office, but the names of such candidates shall be placed on the general city election ballot.

(C.O. No. 9; C.O. No. 18; Ord. 02-471; K.S.A. 25-2108a; Code 2009)

(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. 7; C.O. No. 22)

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 on their behalf, a nomination petition or a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by any fee required by law. The nomination petition must be signed by 25 qualified electors of the city or by a number of such qualified electors of the city equal to not less than 10% of the ballots cast at the last general city election, whichever is less.

(C.O. No. 22)

All elections for the City of Kechi, Kansas shall be nonpartisan.

(C.O. No. 22)