Archive for Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Five Questions: Election outlook

Kansas Secretary of State Chris Biggs, shown here being sworn into office earlier this year, will conduct an open house in Topeka on Thursday, and at noon that day, he’ll gavel an end to this year’s candidate filing period.

Kansas Secretary of State Chris Biggs, shown here being sworn into office earlier this year, will conduct an open house in Topeka on Thursday, and at noon that day, he’ll gavel an end to this year’s candidate filing period.

June 9, 2010

Q: What offices are up for election this year in Kansas?

A: In 2010, individuals will be elected or retained for the following offices: one U.S. senator; all four U.S. representatives; governor/lieutenant governor; secretary of state; attorney general; state treasurer; commissioner of insurance; all 125 state representatives; State Board of Education (Positions 1, 3, 5, 7, 9); district magistrate judges (16 retained, two elected); four Kansas Supreme Court justices (Positions 1, 2, 3, 5); eight Kansas Court of Appeals judges; district court judges (40 retained, 29 elected)

Q: When is the deadline for candidates to file?

A: Democrat or Republican candidates who wish to appear on the August 3rd primary ballot must file for office by noon on Thursday.

Q: If someone is interested in running, how do they file?

A: In order to file for office, individuals must complete the necessary paperwork and submit a fee or petition. Candidates for national or state office must file with the Secretary of State’s Office while candidates for local office file with their county election office.

Q: What about the details, costs, necessary paperwork, etc., for filing? Is it online?

A: More information about filing is available at: kssos.org/elections/10elec/elections_filing_2010.pdf

Q: Is the Secretary of State’s Office doing anything special to mark the filing deadline?

A: Kansas Secretary of State Chris Biggs will host an open house on Thursday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Memorial Hall (120 SW Topeka Ave., Topeka) to conclude the candidate filing period. At the noon deadline, Secretary Biggs will strike the gavel and declare the filing period closed.

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