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


2006 Election Information

Primary Election--Tuesday, August 1
General Election--Tuesday, November 7

Candidate Filing Deadlines
Primary Election: Noon, Monday, June 12
Independent Nominations: Noon, Monday, July 31

Offices to be elected or retained

  All four U.S. Representatives All 125 State Representatives
  Governor / Lt. Governor State Board of Education (#1,3,5,7,9)
  Secretary of State 2 Kansas Supreme Court Justices1
  Attorney General 9 Kansas Court of Appeals Judges1
  State Treasurer District Court Judges (38 retained, 28 elected)1
  Commissioner of Insurance District Magistrate Judges (19 retained, 3 elected)1
         
     
 
Filing Fees
Petition Requirements
 
Filing
GEC/SOS
Total
 
Party
Independent
Office
Fee
Fee
Fee
 
Candidates
Candidates3
US Representative
$1,621
$20
$1,641
 
2% party
4% or 5,000
Governor /
$1,026+
$500
$1,816
 
1% party
5,000
Lt. Governor
$290
 
vote for SOS
Secretary of State
$797
$500
$1,297
 
1% party
5,000
Attorney General
$917
$500
$1,417
 
1% party
5,000
State Treasurer
$797
$500
$1,297
 
1% party
5,000
Commissioner of Insurance
$797
$500
$1,297
 
1% party
5,000
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 Court Judge2
$1,046
$55
$1,101
 
2% party
4% voters
District Magistrate Judge2
$100
$55
$155
 
2% party
4% voters
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, 2005

2 Judicial officers who are appointed and retained in office, rather than 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 KSA 25-205 and 25-303.


Salary Information Sources: US House of Representatives Chief Clerk; Kansas Division of Personnel Services; Kansas Office of Judicial Administration.