ARTICLE 1. CITY ELECTIONS
The non-partisan 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.; K.S.A. 25-2113; Code 1956, 1-101, 105; Code 1997; Ord. 566; Code 2017)
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 1997)
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 term expiring in April 2016, shall expire when the city officials elected in the April 2016 general election take office. The terms of the officials elected in the April 2016 election shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2019, when the city officials elected in the November 2018 general election take office.
General elections shall take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2016. Succeeding elections will be held every year 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 two year terms.
(K.S.A. Supp. 25-2111; L. 2015, ch. 88; C.O. No. 12; Ord. 566; Code 2017)
The terms 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; Ord. 566; Code 2017)
In accordance with K.S.A. 25-205 and K.S.A. 25-21a01 et seq., any person may become a candidate for city office by having had filed, on their behalf, 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 five qualified electors of the city.
(K.S.A. 25-205; K.S.A. 25-21a01; K.S.A. 25-2110; Ord. 566; Ord. 567; Code 2017)