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25-2110. Candidate for office elected at large; filing of petition or statement of candidacy; fee; elections conducted by county election officer; nomination petitions. (a) Any person desiring to become a candidate for city office elected at large shall file with the county election officer of the county in which the city is located, or of the county in which the greater population of the city is located if the city extends into more than one county, before the filing deadline, established in K.S.A. 25-205, and amendments thereto, a declaration of candidacy on a form furnished by the county election officer as specified by the secretary of state.

(b) The number of qualified electors of the city which must sign a nomination petition, shall be established by the city governing body by passage of an ordinance.

(c) Within three days from the date of the filing of a nomination petition or a declaration of intention to become a candidate for a city office elected at large, the county election officer shall determine the validity of such petition or declaration.

(d) If a nomination petition or declaration is found to be invalid, the county election officer shall notify the candidate on whose behalf the petition or declaration was filed that such nomination petition or declaration has been found to be invalid and the reason for the finding. Such candidate may make objection to the finding of invalidity by the county election officer in accordance with K.S.A. 25-308, and amendments thereto.

(e) All city elections shall be conducted by the county election officer of the county in which such city is located, or of the county in which the greater population of the city is located if the city extends into more than one county.

History: L. 1968, ch. 274, § 10; L. 1969, ch. 192, § 1; L. 1972, ch. 139, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 212, § 1; L. 1977, ch. 137, § 1; L. 1984, ch. 142, § 1; L. 2002, ch. 146, § 2; L. 2015, ch. 88, § 53; July 1.


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