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19-3419. Counties over 130,000; appointment, term, removal; vacancies; qualifications, oath. In counties of this state having a population exceeding 130,000, there shall be an office of commissioner of elections, which shall be administered by an election commissioner. The election commissioner shall be appointed by the secretary of state and shall hold office for a term of four years and until a successor is appointed and qualified. The secretary of state may remove the election commissioner for official misconduct. Upon occurrence of a vacancy in the office of county election commissioner, the secretary of state shall appoint a successor. If the vacancy occurs before the expiration of a term of office, the appointment shall be for the unexpired term. Such election commissioner shall have been a qualified elector and a resident of the county at least two years prior to appointment. Within 10 days after receiving official notice of the appointment and before entering upon the duties of the office, the election commissioner shall take, subscribe and cause to be filed in the office of the secretary of state an oath of office for the faithful discharge of official duties.

History: L. 1947, ch. 203, § 1; L. 1949, ch. 207, § 1; L. 1951, ch. 274, § 12; L. 1953, ch. 157, § 1; L. 1955, ch. 169, § 1; L. 1957, ch. 191, § 1; L. 1959, ch. 187, § 15; L. 1961, ch. 213, § 1; L. 1963, ch. 238, § 1; L. 1965, ch. 181, § 1; L. 1969, ch. 159, § 1; L. 1982, ch. 347, § 13; July 1.

Attorney General’s Opinions:

Elections; liability for injuries to voters. 79-268.

Registration of voters; appointment of deputy county election officials. 80-85.

Election commissioners; authority to establish precinct boundaries. 83-46.

County election officer is not precluded from serving as officer of a political party. 93-63.

Disorderly election conduct; advisory elections; assistance of county election officer; home rule. 94-106.


1. Act construed with 80-1701; certain third-class city residents entitled to registration. Patterson v. Justus, 173 K. 208, 210, 245 P.2d 968.

2. Inapplicable to sewer district bond elections held under 19-2787 et seq. Bishop v. Sewer District No. 1, 184 K. 376, 378, 381, 336 P.2d 815.

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