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25-3205. Final canvass of primary election of national and state officers; publication of certified list of candidates; certificates of nomination to candidates; publication on secretary of state website of certain election results by precinct. (a) The state board of canvassers shall be the board of canvassers for the final canvass of the primary election of national and state officers. Provisions of law relating to the canvass of the national and state general elections shall, as far as applicable, apply to the canvass and certification of the secretary of state of the primary elections. The state board of canvassers shall meet at the office of the secretary of state on the call of the secretary of state as soon as convenient after the tabulation of the returns is made. The meeting shall be called not later than September 1 next following the election, except when the date falls on Sunday, then not later than the next following day which is not a legal holiday, and may recess from time to time until the final canvass is completed.

As soon as the final canvass of the primary election shall be completed, the secretary of state shall publish in the Kansas register a certified statement of the candidates for the presidential electors, United States senator, representatives in congress and all state officers or so many of the officers as may have been voted for at the election. On the fourth day after the completion of such final canvass or as soon as practicable thereafter, the secretary of state shall mail to each candidate found by the state board of canvassers to be duly nominated a certificate of nomination, showing the name of the candidate, the party by whom nominated and the office for which the candidate is nominated as specified in the nomination papers and determined by the state board of canvassers.

(b) The secretary of state shall publish on the official secretary of state website results by precinct for all federal offices, statewide offices and for state legislative offices not later than 30 days after the final canvass of the primary election is complete.

History: R.S. 1923, 25-218; L. 1968, ch. 406, § 81; L. 1981, ch. 324, § 10; L. 1992, ch. 237, § 7; L. 1995, ch. 192, § 8; L. 2018, ch. 88, § 5; July 1.

Source or prior law:

L. 1908, ch. 54, § 14; L. 1913, ch. 191, § 2.


1. Time for objections runs from filing of certificates of nomination. Griffin v. Gesner, 78 K. 669, 97 P. 794.

2. State canvassing board canvasses primary returns. Thompson v. Pettijohn, 107 K. 561, 562, 193 P. 345.

3. Section cited in considering vacancies made at primary. Koehler v. Beggs, 121 K. 897, 901 250 P. 268.

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