- 2019 Election Calendar
- 2019 Anticipated Open Positions
- 2019 Candidate Filing Information
- Candidate Petition Circulation Guidelines
- Kansas Non-Partisan City/School Nomination Petition Form
- City of Derby Letter on Sign Placement
- City of Wichita Letter on Sign Placement
- City of Wichita Sign Placement Diagram
- Sedgwick County Sign Placement Guidelines
- Authorized Poll Agent Form
- Kansas Independent Nomination Petition Form
- Kansas Primary Nomination Petition Form
Data Request Forms:
- Advance Voter Data Request Form
- Voter Registration Data Request Form
- Small Voter Registration Data Request Form
Additional useful information:
Filing for Office
Candidates filing by petition do not pay a filing fee, but many offices have additional fees imposed by the Secretary of State or the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission that are still required at the time of filing. These fees are listed in the 2019 Candidate Filing Information.
Campaign Finance Reports
Campaign finance reports are required of all candidates except Improvement District and Precinct Committee candidates. Candidates who do not intend to spend more than $1,000 on their campaigns may file a notarized Affidavit of Exemption with the appropriate office before the 9th day prior to the Primary Election in lieu of submitting campaign finance reports. The reports for local office are on the Election Office website in the Voting Applications and Forms link. Report forms for National, State, and County offices are sent to candidates from the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. The campaign finance report submission dates are listed in the Campaign Finance Report Due Dates. Campaign Expense Reports are accessible to the public via the OnBase System under Election Reports.
The City of Derby Letter shares a summary of city code relating to sign placement.
The City of Wichita Letter lists ordinances in effect on sign placement. The Sign Placement Diagram shows drawings of correct and incorrect sign placement within Wichita. Kansas law also 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].
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”.