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

6-101.        Conduct of election.

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 1994; Ord. 223-2015; Ord. 223A-2015)

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; Code 1994; Ord. 223-2015; Ord. 223A-2015)

(a)   The City of Mount Hope, Kansas, shall be governed by five council members and a mayor as provided herein, and in the appropriate statutes of the State of Kansas not otherwise specifically referred to herein. The mayor and council members elected previously, are hereby confirmed in office for four year terms expiring as follows:

Name

Office

Expiration of Term

Don McCaskill

Council Member

01-08-2018

Vacant position unexpired

Council Member

01-08-2018

Rex Reynolds

Council Member

01-08-2018

Amanda Buoy

Council Member

01-13-2020

Jessica Klingenberg

Council Member

01-13-2020

 

 

 

Terry Somers

Mayor

01-13-2020

(b)   A regular city election shall be held on the first Tuesday in November, 2017. At such election three council members shall be elected to fill terms of such officers expiring during the election year. The candidates shall be elected for terms of four years each and until their successor is elected and qualified. Regular elections shall be held thereafter on the first Tuesday of November in each odd-numbered year to fill expiring terms.

(c)   A regular city election shall be held on the first Tuesday in November, 2019, and every odd year thereafter. At such election, a mayor and two council members shall be elected to fill terms of such officers expiring during the election year. At the election, the mayor and council members shall be elected for a term of four (4) years and until their successor is elected and qualified.

(d)   Whenever a tie shall occur in the vote for any of the officers to be elected, the results shall be decided by lot by the board of election canvassers.

(Ord. 77-1-18, Sec. 2; L. 2015, ch. 88; Ord. 223-2015; Ord. 223A-2015)

The term 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. 25-2120; Ord. 223-2015; Ord. 223A-2015)

Any person desiring to become a candidate for city office elected at large shall file with the county election officer, before the filing deadline, established in K.S.A. 25-205, and amendments thereto, a declaration of candidacy on a form furnished by the county election officer as specified by the secretary of state. The nomination petition must be signed by 20 (twenty) of the qualified electors of the City of Mount Hope, Kansas.

(K.S.A. 25-2110; Ord. 223-2015; Ord. 223A-2015)