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

ARTICLE 1. CITY ELECTIONS

All elections in this city shall be conducted by the county election officer in accordance with the laws of the State of Kansas, and shall be conducted jointly with other elections held at the same time insofar as practicable.

(K.S.A. 25-2101 et seq.; Code 2016)

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)

The place of holding city elections shall be designated by the county election officer.

(K.S.A. 25-2111)

A non-partisan general election of city officers shall take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2017. Succeeding elections will be held every year for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired. The Mayor and one council member from each ward shall be elected at one election, and the other council member from that ward shall be elected at the succeeding election. At said election, the mayor and the candidate for council member receiving the highest number of votes in each ward shall be declared elected for a term of two years.

(K.S.A. 14-201; K.S.A. 14-103; C.O. No. 1; C.O. No. 6; C.O. No. 13; C.O. No. 19; Ord. 1266; Code 2016)

(a)   The term of office for newly elected city officials shall commence with and include the first Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in January following certification of the election by the county election officer.

(b)   Every person elected or appointed to city office, before entering upon the duties of such office, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation as specified in K.S.A. 54-106 and amendments thereto, and every such oath or affirmation shall be filed with the city clerk.

(K.S.A. 25-2120; Ord. 1266; Code 2016)

Any person may become a candidate for Mayor by having had filed with the county election officer on their behalf, a nomination petition or a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by a fee of $20.00 (K.S.A. 25-2110). A candidate for the office of City Councilman must file his/her nomination petition or declaration of candidacy with the City Clerk (K.S.A. 25-2110a) accompanied by a fee of $20.00. The nomination petition must be signed by 25 of the qualified electors of the City of Hillsboro.

(Ord. 1266; Code 2016)