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25-2018. Notices of school board member elections and question submitted elections; requirements for publication. (a) Notices of board member elections and question submitted elections of a school district shall be made as provided in this section.

(b) On or before June 10 of odd-numbered years, the county election officer shall publish a notice of election one time in a newspaper having general circulation in the school district. Notice of the election shall also be published on the website of the county election office of any county where the election is to be conducted. Such notice shall remain on the website until the day after the election. The notice for board member elections shall state: (1) The name of the school district; (2) the date of the general election; (3) the date of the primary election if one is held; (4) the filing deadline and the place of filing; and (5) the offices or positions to be filled.

(c) All notices provided for by this section shall be given in the form prescribed by the secretary of state to the extent that any notice or part thereof is prescribed by the secretary of state. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to require the secretary of state to prescribe any particular form.

(d) On or before June 10 of each odd-numbered year, a notice of primary elections shall be published by the county election officer one time in a newspaper having general circulation in the school district, if a primary election is required to be held. Notice of the election shall also be published on the website of the county election office of any county where the election is to be conducted. Such notice shall remain on the website until the day after the election. The notice shall state: (1) The name of the school district; (2) the date of the primary election; (3) the names of the candidates and the office or position for which each is a candidate; (4) the voting place or places and the area each voting place is to serve; and (5) the times of opening and closing of the polls. Description of areas shall be in the terms determined by the county election officer.

(e) On or before September 1 of each odd-numbered year, a notice of the general election shall be published by the county election officer one time in a newspaper having general circulation in the school district. Notice of the election shall also be published on the website of the county election office of any county where the election is to be conducted. Such notice shall be published not less than 21 days prior to the election and shall remain on the website until the day after the election. The notice shall state: (1) The name of the school district; (2) the date of the general election; (3) the names of the candidates and the office or position for which each is a candidate; (4) the voting place or places and the area each voting place is to serve; and (5) the time of opening and closing of polls. Description of areas shall be in such terms as may be determined by the county election officer.

(f) Notice of any question submitted election of any school district shall be made in the manner provided by K.S.A. 10-120, and amendments thereto. The notice shall state: (1) the name of the school district; (2) the date of the election; (3) the amount of bonds to be issued, if a bond election; (4) the proposition to be voted upon; (5) the hours of opening and closing of the polls; (6) the voting place or places and the area each voting place is to serve; and (7) any other information specifically required by law. Description of areas shall be in the terms determined by the county election officer.

History: L. 1968, ch. 59, § 36; L. 1974, ch. 162, § 1; L. 1982, ch. 157, § 3; L. 1983, ch. 50, § 2; L. 2015, ch. 88, § 45; L. 2023, ch. 79, § 33; July 1.

Cross References to Related Sections:

Notice for community college elections, see 71-1418.

Notice for city elections, see 25-2112.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Failure to certify vacancy on U.S.D. board of education. 87-33.

Legal publications of unified school districts; newspaper of general circulation. 97-74.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Notice of school bond election defective; length of time of publication mandatory. Lambert v. Unified School District, 204 Kan. 381, 382, 383, 461 P.2d 744.


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