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  • Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman

    Tabitha Lehman
    Election Commissioner

    p. 316.660.7100
    f. 316.660.7125
    Toll Free. 877.530.7194

    510 N. Main, #101
    Wichita, KS 67203

    Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Election Office

2014 Candidate Filing Information

2014 Election Calendar

Primary Election – August 5, 2014
General Election – November 4, 2014

State and National Elections are held in even numbered years.

Filing Deadline: 12:00 Noon, June 2, 2014

Where to File:

State and Nation Offices:   Kansas Secretary of State’s Office

County Offices:  Sedgwick County Election Office

Township Office:  Sedgwick County Election Office

Improvement District Offices:  Sedgwick County Election Office

Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen:   Sedgwick County Election Office

Filing Fees and Signature Requirements

Additional useful information:

Filing for Office

Candidates filing by petition do not pay a filing fee, but State, National and County offices have a report fee that is still required at the time of filing.

Campaign Finance Reports

Campaign finance reports are required of all candidates except Improvement District and Precinct Committee candidates. Candidates not intending to spend more than $500 on their campaigns may file a notarized Affidavit of Exemption with the office in which they filed for candidacy before the 9th day prior to the Primary Election in lieu of submitting campaign finance reports.  These forms are available at the Sedgwick County Election Office and are required to be notarized. The reports for local office are on the Election Office website in the Voting Applications and Forms link. Report forms for County offices are sent to candidates from the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. The campaign finance report submission dates are listed in the Election Calendar.

Candidate Signs

Kansas law prohibits campaign signs within 250 feet of the entrance to an advance voting site or within 250 feet of the entrance to a polling place on Election Day [K.S.A. 25-2430].

Additionally, the Cities of Derby and Wichita have ordinances in effect on sign placement, and are available upon request. A Sign Placement Diagram is also available showing drawings of correct and incorrect sign placement within Wichita.

Poll Agents

Candidates can appoint Election Day voting observers. The observer must carry a completed Authorized Poll Agents form that has been filed with the Sedgwick County Election Office to present to the election board workers. The observer must also wear a badge issued by the Election Office that says “OBSERVER”.

Informative Websites

Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission: http://www.accesskansas.org/ethics/

Kansas Secretary of State: http://www.kssos.org/main.html

Kansas Legislature: http://kslegislature.org/li/

 


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