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City Commission Candidate Information

Important Dates

Filing and Withdrawal Deadline
(K.S.A. 25-2109)
Return Statement of Substantial Interest
(K.S.A. 75-4302a)
Primary Election [if ten (10) or more file]
(K.S.A. 25-2108a)
General Election
(K.S.A. 25-2107)
Oath of Office
(K.S.A. 25-2120)

Information for Candidates
To file, candidates must: 
1. Sign the Candidate's Declaration of Intention Form; and
2. Pay the $10 filing fee and the $35 State of Kansas registration fee. Checks should be made out to the Finney County Clerk.

The Statement of Substantial Interest Form must be completed and returned to the City Clerk's office no later than 10 days after the filing deadline. Instructions for completing the Statement of Substantial Interest can be found at the Kansas Governmental Ethic Commission website. Questions concerning the Statement of Substantial Interest form should be directed to the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission at (785)296-4219 or by e-mail at .
The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission will also provide your campaign treasurer with additional forms to be completed. Additional information can be found at their website. The following is a list of forms and informational handouts you should receive from the Kansas Commission:

If you have any questions, please contact City Clerk Celyn Hurtado at (620)276-1166 or
Information About Political Campaign Signs
From Article 23.050F of the Zoning Regulations:

Political or campaign signs on behalf of candidates for public office or measures on election ballots provided that said signs are subject to the following regulations:
  1. Said signs may be erected not earlier than sixty (60) days prior to said election and shall be removed within ten (10) days following said election.
  2. No sign shall be located within or over the public right-of-way.

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