CHAPTER VI. ELECTIONSCHAPTER VI. ELECTIONS\ARTICLE 1. GOVERNING BODY

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.; Code 2014; C.O. No. 17 (15-01))

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 2014)

(a)   Those governing body positions with terms 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 2022, when the city officials elected in the November 2021 general election take office.

(b)   Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2018, shall expire when the city officials elected in the November 2019 general election take office. The terms of the officials elected in the November 2019 election shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2020, when the city officials elected in the November 2019 general election take office.

(c)   A general election of city officers take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2019. Succeeding elections will be held every two years for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired. The council members shall have four year terms. The Mayor shall have a four-year term.

(d)   The governing body of the city may, by ordinance, divide the city into wards and precincts, establish the boundaries thereof, and number the same. No ordinance redefining wards and precincts shall become effective less than 30 days prior to the next regular city election.

(C.O. No. 11 (05-01); Code 2014; C.O. No. 17 (15-01))

(a)   The terms of officers elected shall commence on the second Monday in January following certification of the election.

(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; Code 2014; K.S.A. 25-21a01; C.O. No. 17 (15-01))

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 at least 25 signatures or 10% of the voters in the last general election, whichever is less of the qualified electors of the City of Marion, Kansas.

(K.S.A. 25-205; K.S.A. 25-21a01; K.S.A. 25-2110; C.O. No. 17 (15-01))