CHAPTER VI. ELECTIONSCHAPTER VI. 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; 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 odd numbered year. On the first Tuesday in April, 1971, an election shall be held for a mayor and five councilmen. The mayor then elected shall hold office for four years and until his or her successor is elected and qualified, and thereafter an election shall be held for mayor every four years. At the regular election held on the first Tuesday in April, 1971, two councilmen shall be elected to hold office for a term of two years, and three councilmen shall be elected to hold office for a term of four years. At the election in 1971, the candidates for councilmen receiving the highest, the second highest, and the third highest number of votes, shall be elected for four years, and the candidates for councilmen receiving the fourth and fifth highest number of votes shall be elected for two years, and thereafter, commencing with the regular election held in April, 1973, two councilmen shall be elected for a term of four years and in the regular election held in April, 1971, three councilmen shall be elected for a term of four years, and each two years thereafter such councilmen shall be elected to fill the expiring terms of councilmen for a term of four years.

(C.O. No.3, Sec. 3)