ARTICLE 1. CITY ELECTIONS
(a) The governing body shall consist of a mayor and five council members to be elected to terms as set forth herein. The mayor and council members shall be residents and qualified electors of the City of Rose Hill, Kansas.
(b) Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2017, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2018, when the city officials elected in the November 2017 general election take office. Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2019 shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2020, when the city officials elected in the November 2019 general election take office.
(c) General elections shall take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2017. Succeeding elections will be held every two years for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired. A mayor and two council members shall be elected at one election, and the remaining three council members shall be elected at the succeeding election. The mayor and all council members shall have four year terms.
(d) All elections for the City of Rose Hill, Kansas shall be nonpartisan.
(C.O. No. 6; Code 1994; C.O. No. 13; Code 2017)
The terms of officers elected shall commence on the second Monday in January following certification of the election, and the elected officers shall qualify by taking the oath or affirmation of office to be filed with the city clerk.
(K.S.A. 25-21a01; K.S.A. 25-2120; Code 2017)
In accordance with K.S.A. 25-205, and amendments thereto, any person may become a candidate for city office elected at large by having had filed on their behalf, a nomination petition or a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by any fee required by law. The nomination petition must be signed by 25 qualified electors of the city or by a number of such qualified electors of the city equal to not less than 10% of the ballots cast at the last general city election, whichever is less.
(K.S.A. 25-205; K.S.A. 25-21a01; K.S.A. 25-2110; C.O. No. 13; Code 2017)