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25-301. Nominations by political parties to be designated as party nominations; selection of presidential electors; nomination of governor and lieutenant governor. All nominations made by political parties shall be known and designated as "party nominations," and the certificates by which such nominations are certified shall be known and designated as "party certificates of nomination." Party nominations of candidates for public office can be made only by a delegate or mass convention, primary election or caucus of qualified voters belonging to one political party having a national or state organization. Each political party that is a recognized political party in accordance with K.S.A. 25-302a, and amendments thereto, shall adopt procedures to select presidential electors and select presidential electors in accordance with such procedures. Party nominations for governor and lieutenant governor can be made only by a delegate or mass convention of qualified electors belonging to a political party having a national or state organization and any such political party must be one that is not permitted to nominate its candidates by primary election, and such nominations shall be made with the candidates being selected so that each convention vote shall be made for a candidate for governor and a candidate for lieutenant governor running together. Party nominations so made shall, subject to the provisions of this act, be placed upon the official general ballot.

History: L. 1893, ch. 78, § 3; L. 1897, ch. 129, § 3; L. 1901, ch. 177, § 1; R.S. 1923, 25-301; L. 1961, ch. 200, § 3; L. 1968, ch. 406, § 89; L. 1973, ch. 153, § 15; L. 1979, ch. 106, § 1; L. 2023, ch. 24, § 1; July 1.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Elections; independent nominations; requirements; signators; effect of voting in primary. 92-49.


1. City nominations considered. Ogg v. Glover, 72 Kan. 247, 83 P. 1039.

2. Vacancies in county office filled under section K.S.A. 25-201. The State, ex rel., v. Lutz et al., 116 Kan. 621, 623, 227 P. 334.

3. Operation of section limited by primary law; election statutes reviewed and construed. Wiggans v. Ryan, 152 Kan. 629, 631, 632, 633, 106 P.2d 711.

4. Cited; K.S.A. 25-306 held inapplicable to primary nominations. State v. Tipton, 166 Kan. 145, 148, 199 P.2d 463.

5. Whether state election filing deadline for independent candidates unfairly discriminates in favor of major party candidates examined. Hagelin for President Committee v. Graves, 25 F.3d 956, 960 (1994).

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