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


1998 Election Information
Primary Election--Tuesday, August 4
General Election--Tuesday, November 3

Filing Deadlines--Primary Election: Noon, Wednesday, June 10
Independent Nominations: Noon, Monday, August 3

Offices to be elected or retained

One U.S. Senator Two State Senators (unexpired terms)
All four U.S. Representatives All 125 State Representatives
Governor/Lt. Governor Five Members of the State Board of Education (#1,3,5,7,9)
Secretary of State One Supreme Court Justice
Attorney General Seven Court of Appeals Judges
State Treasurer District Court Judges (34 retained, 26 elected)
Insurance Commissioner District Magistrate Judges (11 retained, 40 elected)

Filing Fees for Partisan Primary Candidates

Office Salary Filing Fee Report Fee Total Fee
US Senator $133,600 $1,336 N/A $1,336
US Representative $133,600 $1,336 N/A $1,336
Governor/Lt. Governor $85,225/$24,443 $853 + $245 $400 $1,498
Secretary of State $66,206 $663 $400 $1,063
Attorney General $76,144 $762 $400 $1,162
State Treasurer $66,206 $663 $400 $1,063
Insurance Commissioner $66,206 $663 $400 $1,063
State Senator N/A $75 $30 $105
State Representative N/A $50 $30 $80
State Board of Education N/A $25 $30 $55
District Judge $83,883 $839 $30 $869
District Magistrate Judge N/A $100 $30 $130
County Commissioner N/A $5 or 1% of salary $30 N/A
Township Clerk N/A $1 N/A $1

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 25-302.

Salary Sources: US Senate Financial Clerk; US House of Representatives Chief Administrative Officer; Kansas Dept. of Administration Div. of Personnel Services; Kansas Office of Judicial Administration.