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

(a)      Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2017, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2018, when the city officials elected in the November 2017 general election take office. Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2019, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2020, when the city officials elected in the November 2019 general election take office.

(b)     General elections shall take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2017. Succeeding elections will be held every two years for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired. A mayor and two council members shall be elected at one election, and the remaining three council members shall be elected at the succeeding election. The mayor and all council members shall have four year terms.

(C.O. No. 2, Sec. 2; C.O. No. 25)

City elections shall be conducted in all respects as provided by the laws of Kansas governing the holding of city elections. The polls shall be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election or as may otherwise be provided by law.

(Code 1971, 1-102)

The terms 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.

(C.O. No. 2, Sec. 3; K.S.A. 25-2120; Code 2006; C.O. No. 25)

In accordance with K.S.A. 25–205 and 25-2110(b), 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 properly signed by 20 or more of the qualified electors of the City of Baldwin City, Kansas.

(K.S.A. 25-205; K.S.A. 25-21a01; K.S.A. 25-2110; Ord. 1363)