Filing For Office

Filing for City of Lakin Mayor or Council member in Kearny County - Lakin, KS.

WHEN AND WHERE TO FILE:

The filing deadline for candidates is noon, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 
for the city election. (K.S.A. 25-2109)

All candidates for City of Lakin offices may complete the following forms at the following address:

Lakin Administrative Center
121 North Main Street
Lakin, Kansas

Cindy Broeckelman, City Clerk

620.355.6252

FILING FEE:

Each filing must be accompanied by a $5.00 filing fee or petition signed
by 25 qualified electors of the city or a number of electors not less than 10%
of the ballots cast at the last general city election, whichever is less.

REPORTS TO FILE:

CANDIDATES DECLARATION OF INTENTION

STATEMENT OF SUBSTANTIAL INTERESTS FOR LOCAL OFFICE

Within 10 days after the filing deadline for the office sought,
each candidate for local office must file a statement 
of substantial interest. (K.S.A. 75-4302a)

EXPENSES:

Candidates who do not intend to spend an aggregate amount of $500
must file an affidavit of such intent with the county election officer by February 18, 2013.

  • If less than $500 is actually expended, no report need be filed
  • If more than $500 is expended, an itemized campaign finance statement 
    must be filed with the county election officer within 30 days
    of the primary or general election.  (K.S.A. 25-904)

FILING DEADLINE................JANUARY 22, 2013

PRIMARY ELECTION..............FEBRUARY 26, 2013

  • The primary is held on Tuesday five weeks prior to the general election.
  • If there are three positions open, the six top vote-getters 
    move on the general election.
  • No primary is held if there are six or fewer candidates for the office.
  • Write-in candidates are not allowed in the primary.

GENERAL ELECTION.................................APRIL 2, 2013

City general elections are held the first Tuesday in April in  odd-numbered years.

CANVASS..................................................APRIL 8, 2013

  • The Kearny County Commissioners 
    canvass the vote on the Friday following the election.
  • The county election official then submits a 
    certification of the election to the Lakin Governing.

SWEARING IN:

City officials must be sworn in at the first regular meeting 
of the governing body following certification of the election results.

OATH OF OFFICE:

An oath of office must be taken and signed by elected officials.
The City Clerk will maintain a copy of these oath