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

ARTICLE 1. CITY ELECTIONS

(a)   Effective December 5, 2000, the City of Louisburg shall be divided into four wards.

(b)   The governing body of the City of Louisburg shall consist of a mayor and five council members. One council member shall be elected from each ward and one council member and the mayor shall be elected by the City at large.

(c)   The term of office for the mayor and council members shall be three years and they shall hold office until their successors are elected and qualified.

(d)   The current mayor and council members, or their duly appointed successors shall each complete their current term of office.

(e)   On the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, 2016, a council member for Ward 1 and a council member for Ward 2 shall be elected.

(f)   On the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, 2017, a council member for Ward 4 and a council member from the city at large shall be elected.

(g)   On the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, 2018, a council member for Ward 3 and the mayor shall be elected.

(h)   Said election schedule shall continue until changed by the governing body.

(i)    A council member who represents a ward must reside within said ward at the time of filing and must continue to reside in said ward during the full term of office.

(j)    Those city officials elected in November general election shall take office the second Monday the following January.

(Ord. 1055; Code 2016)

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.

(Code 2016)

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.

In accordance with K.S.A. 25-205 and K.S.A. 25-21a01 et seq., any person may become a candidate for city office by having had filed, on their behalf, either of the following:

(a)   a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by any fee required by law; or

(b)   a nomination petition. The nomination petition must be signed by five qualified electors of the city.

(K.S.A. 25-205; K.S.A. 25-21a01; K.S.A. 25-2110; Code 2016)