Elections for City office shall be non-partisan. Any person desiring to become a candidate for an elected city office shall file such declaration of candidacy and pay any fee as required by Kansas law. If Kansas law requires a nomination petition, it must be signed by at least one (1) qualified elector of the City. Except as otherwise set forth in this Code and Charter Ordinances of the City, the candidacy and 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 2011; Ord. 1631)
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 2011)
The Mayor and each member of the City Council shall be qualified electors of the City and serve for a term of four (4) years with three (3) Council Members to be elected during the regular City Election to be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November of 2017 with terms commencing on the second Monday in January following certification of the election and the Mayor and three (3) Council Members to be elected thereafter at the Regular City Election to be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2019 with terms commencing on the second Monday in January following certification of the election. The existing Mayor and Council Members shall continue to hold office until their successors have been elected and qualified as provided above. Terms otherwise expiring in April 2017 and April 2019 shall be extended to January of the next succeeding year in accordance with Kansas law.
(C.O. No. 3; C.O. No. 11; C.O. No. 14, Sec. 2; Code 2011; K.S.A. 25-21a01(c); C.O. No. 23)