6–101. CONDUCT OF ELECTION.
The election of city officials shall be conducted in all respects as provided by the laws of Kansas governing the holding of city elections. (K.S.A. 25-2101 et seg.; Code 2012)
6–102. HOURS OF VOTING.
At all city elections the polls shall be open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m., unless different hours are set and publicly announced by the county election officer. (K.S.A. 25-2111, 26-206; Code 2012)
6–103. COMMENCEMENT OF TERMS OF OFFICE, OATH OF OFFICE.
(a) The term of office for newly elected city officials shall commence with and include the first regular meeting of the governing body following certification of the election by the county election officer. (b) Every person elected or appointed to city office, before entering upon the duties of such office, shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation as specified in K.S.A. 54-106, and amendments thereto, and every such oath or affirmation shall be filed with the city clerk. (K.S.A. 25-2120; Code 2012)
6-104. ELECTIONS, WHEN HELD, OFFICERS ELECTED.
A regular city election shall be held on the first Tuesday of April in each odd-numbered year. There shall be elected a mayor and two or three (depending on the number of terms expiring) council members. (C.O. 4; Code 2012)
6-105. TERMS OF OFFICE; VOTES REQUIRED; TIE VOTE.
The mayor and members of the council shall be elected for terms of four (4) years. The two or three (as the case may be) candidates for the council receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected. Whenever there is a tie vote for two or more candidates and it is necessary to determine which candidate receives the office, the winner shall be determined by lot by the board of canvassers. (C.O. 4)
6-106. FAILURE TO QUALIFY, VACANCY.
If any person elected to the council does not qualify within thirty (30) days, he or she shall be deemed to have refused to accept the office and a vacancy shall exist. In case of a vacancy in the council, occurring by reason of failure or refusal to qualify, resignation, death, removal from the city, removal from office, or becoming mayor by reason of being president of the council when a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor, the mayor shall appoint, with the consent of a majority of the remaining council members, some suitable elector of this city to fill the vacancy until the expiration of the term of such office. (C.O. 4)
6-107. VACANCY IN OFFICE OF MAYOR OR FAILURE TO QUALIFY.
In Case of a vacancy in the office of mayor occurring by reason of resignation, death, removal from office, removal from the city, or refusal or failure to qualify, the president of the council, or in the case of the mayor-elect’s refusal or failure to qualify, the new president of the council, shall become mayor until the expiration of the term. A vacancy shall exist in the office of the council member becoming the mayor. This vacancy shall be filled as prescribed by law. (C.O. 4)