RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State

STATE OF KANSAS
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564
www.kssos.org


2002 Election Information

Primary Election - Tuesday, August 6
General Election - Tuesday, November 5

Candidate Filing Deadlines
Primary Election: Noon, Monday, June 10 for U.S. Senate, statewide, judicial, county and township offices and precinct committeeman and committeewoman;
Noon, Monday June 24 for U.S. Representative, state representative and state board of education unless redistricting is not completed by June 11, then filing deadline is Noon, Friday July 12.
Independent Nominations: Noon, Monday, August 5

Offices to be elected or retained

  One U.S. Senator All 125 State Representatives
  All four U.S. Representatives Five Members of the State Board of Education (#1,3,5,7,9)
  Governor/Lt. Governor One Supreme Court Justice*
  Secretary of State Eight Court of Appeals Judges*
  Attorney General District Court Judges (37 retained, 26 elected)*
  State Treasurer District Magistrate Judges (13 retained, 3 elected)*
  Insurance Commissioner    
        *as of August 1, 2001
       
   
Filing Fees
Petition Requirements
   
Filing
Report
Total
Party
Independent
Office
Salary
Fee
Fee
Fee
Candidate
Candidates
U.S. Senator
$145,100
$1,451
N/A
$1,451
1% party
5,000
U.S. Representative
$145,100
$1,451
N/A
$1,451
1% party*
4% or 5,000
Governor/Lt. Governor
$95,446/$26,997
$955/$270
$480
$1,705
1% of party vote for SOS
5,000
Secretary of State
$74,148
$742
$480
$1,222
1% party
5,000
Attorney General
$85,267
$853
$480
$1,333
1% party
5,000
State Treasurer
$74,148
$742
$480
$1,222
1% party
5,000
Insurance Commissioner
$74,148
$742
$480
$1,222
1% party
5,000
State Representative
N/A
$50
$35
$85
1% party*
4% voters
State Board of Education
N/A
$25
$35
$60
1% party*
200 voters
District Judge
$97,285
$973
$35
$1,008
2% party
4% voters
District Magistrate Judge
N/A
$100
$35
$135
2% party
4% voters
County Commissioner
N/A
$5 or 1% salary
$35
N/A
3% party
4% voters
Township Clerk
N/A
$1
N/A
$1
3% party
10 or 5% of voters
*requirements change if redistricting is not completed by May 11.      

Independent candidates may file for office only by petition. Upon filing a valid petition and paying the report fee, the candidate's name will be placed directly on the general ballot. An independent candidate must be registered as an unaffiliated voter. Percent requirements for petitions are based upon the total number of registered voters in the district as provided by KSA 25-205 and 25-303.

Salary information sources: US Senate Financial Clerk; US House of Representatives Chief Administrative Officer; Kansas Division of Personnel Services; Kansas Office of Judicial Administration.