CHRIS BIGGS
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


MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release
Monday, June 7, 2010

Contact Information
Abbie Hodgson, Director of Public Affairs
Office of the Secretary of State
(785) 296-4580
abbieh@kssos.org

SEC. BIGGS TO ANNOUNCE CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE JUNE 10TH AT NOON

TOPEKA, KS – Kansas Secretary of State Chris Biggs will host an open house on Thursday, June 10th to conclude the candidate filing period. At the noon deadline, Sec. Biggs will strike the gavel and declare the filing period closed.

Thursday, June 10, 2010
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Memorial Hall
120 SW Topeka Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612

Democrat or Republican candidates who wish to appear on the August 3rd primary ballot must file for office by noon on Thursday. Tables will be set up in the lobby of Memorial Hall to allow candidates to complete the necessary paperwork. Staff from the Secretary of State’s Office as well as the Governmental Ethics Commission will be on hand to answer questions.


In order to file for office, individuals must complete the necessary paperwork and submit a fee or petition. Candidates for national or state office must file with the Secretary of State’s Office, while candidates for local office file with their county election office. More information about filing is available at: http://www.kssos.org/elections/10elec/elections_filing_2010.pdf


In 2010, individuals will be elected or retained for the following offices:


-- One U.S. Senator-- State Board of Education (#1, 3, 5, 7, 9)
-- All four U.S. Representatives-- District Magistrate Judges (16 retained, 2 elected)
-- Governor / Lt. Governor-- Four Kansas Supreme Court Justices (#1, 2, 3, 5)
-- Secretary of State-- Eight Kansas Court of Appeals Judges
-- Attorney General-- District Court Judges (40 retained, 29 elected)
-- State Treasurer-- Commissioner of Insurance
-- All 125 State Representatives


A list of candidates who have already filed for office is available at: http://www.kssos.org/elections/elections_upcoming_candidate.asp. This list will be updated as soon as possible after the filing deadline.
 
 
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