CHAPTER VI. ELECTIONSCHAPTER VI. ELECTIONS\ARTICLE 1. CITY 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 et seq.; Code 1991)

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 1991)

A regular city election shall be held on the first Tuesday in April of each of the odd-numbered years hereafter. At the regular city election in 1999, there shall be elected a mayor and three (3) members of the city council, such election to be for those council members and the mayor whose four (4) year terms expire in 1999. At said election, the three (3) candidates for the city council receiving the three highest number of votes shall be declared to be elected for a term of four (4) years and the candidate receiving the single highest number of votes as mayor shall be declared elected for a term of two (2) years. At the regular city election in 2001, there shall be elected a mayor and two (2) members of the city council, such election to be for those council members whose four (4) year terms expire in 2001 and the mayor whose two (2) year term expires in 2001. At said election, the two (2) candidates for city council receiving the two highest number of votes and the candidate receiving the single highest number of votes as mayor shall be declared elected for a term of four (4) years. Succeeding elections for all such offices shall be for a term of four (4) years. At such elections the candidates for City Council membership receiving the two or three (as the case may be) highest number of votes shall be elected and at those elections for the office of mayor the candidate receiving the single highest number of votes shall be elected. Whenever there is a tie vote for two or more candidates and it is necessary to determine which candidate is to receive the office, the winner shall be determined by lot by the board of canvassers. The city clerk shall, within three (3) days after the canvass of the returns and the determination by the board of canvassers of the persons elected, deliver to each such person so elected a certificate of election, signed by the city clerk and sealed with the seal of the city. Such certificate shall constitute notice of election.

(C.O. No. 939, Sec. 3; Code 1991; C.O. No. G-1058-98-4; C.O. No. G-1061-98-7; Code 2015)

The terms of the officers so elected shall begin at the first regular meeting of the council in May following their election in April and they shall qualify by taking the oath of office and upon their showing that they meet all other qualifications prescribed by law. If any person elected as a council member does not qualify by such time, he or she shall be deemed to have refused to accept the office to which he or she was elected and a vacancy shall exist and the mayor shall appoint, with the consent of the remaining council persons, a suitable elector of the city to fill such vacancy for the term to which the refusing person was elected.

(C.O. No. 939, Sec. 3; Code 1991; C.O. No. G-1058-98-4; C.O. No. G-1061-98-7; Code 2015)