RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State
image of the Kansas Secretary of State seal
STATE OF KANSAS
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564
www.kssos.org


2004 Election Information

Primary Election - Tuesday, August 3
General Election - Tuesday, November 2

Candidate Filing Deadlines
Primary Election: Noon, Thursday, June 10
Independent Nominations: Noon, Monday, August 2

Offices to be elected or retained

  U.S. President/Vice President Four Kansas Supreme Court Justices
  One US Senator Four Kansas Court of Appeals Judges1
  All four US Representatives District Court Judges (52 retained, 45 elected)1
  All 40 State Senators District Magistrate Judges (21 retained, 38 elected)1
  All 125 State Representatives All six District Attorneys (DG,JO,RN,SG,SN,WY)
  State Board of Education (2,4,6,8,10)    
         
     
 
Filing Fees
Petition Requirements
 
Filing
GEC/SOS
Total
 
Party
Independent
Office
Fee
Fee
Fee
 
Candidates
Candidates3
US President/Vice President
N/A
N/A
N/A
 
N/A
5,000
US Senator
$1,547
$20
$1,567
 
1% party
5,000
US Representative
$1,547
$20
$1,567
 
2% party
4% or 5,000
State Senator
$75
$55
$130
 
2% party
4% voters
State Representative
$50
$55
$105
 
2% party
4% voters
State Board of Education
$25
$55
$80
 
200 voters
200 voters
Supreme Ct./CT of Appeals2
N/A
$20
$20
 
N/A
N/A
District Judge2
$1,003
$55
$1,058
 
2% party
4% voters
District Magistrate Judge2
$100
$55
$155
 
2% party
4% voters
District Attorney
$1,003
$55
$1,058
 
5% SOS vote
5% SOS vote
County Officers
$5 or 1% salary
$35
N/A
 
3% party
4% voters
Township Officers
$1
N/A
$1
 
3% party
10 or 5% of voters
       

1 as of September 1, 2003

2 Judicial officers who are appointed and retained in office, rather then elected, pay only the GEC/SOS fee.

3 Independent candidates may file for office only by petition. Upon filing a valid petition and paying the GEC/SOS 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 K.S.A. 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.