Candidate Information

Where to File For Local Office


Filing Location


Jefferson County Election Office
Clerk's Office - Jefferson County Courthouse
300 Jefferson St.
Oskaloosa, KS
 

 


2020 Elections
   All candidates file at the County Clerk's Office - Deadline June 1, 2020 at noon


Filing by Fee

    - 1% of salary
  Commissioners - $227.,48 plus $50 (Governmental Ethics Fee) 

  County Officials (fee plus $50 - Governmental Ethics Fee)
     County Clerk-$647.92 
     County Treasurer-$647.92
     Register of Deeds- $546.52
     County Attorney-$669.40
     County Sheriff-$693.36

  Township Officers (Treasurer and Trustee) - $1.00 
   Precinct Committeeman & Committeewoman - no filing fee

Filing by Petition

 -3% of Registered Voters in the Party plus $50 Governmental Ethics Fee
    
   By Petition-(above offices) Republican - 187 signatures
Democratic - 86 signatures

   County Commissioner-District 2
     Petition- Republican-64, Democratic-30

   County Commissioner-District 3
     Petition- Republican-53, Democratic-22

   Independent Candidate (filing with no party designation) - Filing by Petition Only
     4% of voters in the office being filed for plus $50 Governmental Ethics Fee

  

Documents to be Filed for all County Candidates



Declaration of Intention

(Filing Form)
  • Form is provided by and is filed with the Election Office.

Statement of Substantial Interest


  • Form is provided by and is filed with the Election Office.
  • Completed form is due no later than ten (10) days after the filing deadline.

Appointment of Treasurer Form


  • Form is provided by the Election Office at the time of filing.
  • Candidates have ten (10) days after filing to appoint a treasurer and an additional ten (10) days to file the Appointment of Treasurer Form.
  • Completed form is filed with the Election Office.
  • Election Office forwards a copy of the completed form to the GEC.
  • Candidates may not take in or spend any campaign funds until the Appointment of Treasurer Form is filed.

GEC Affidavit of Exemption from Filing Receipts and Expenditures Reports


  • Form is provided by the Governmental Ethics Commission and is mailed directly to County candidates.
  • Completed form is due nine (9) days prior to the primary election.
  • Completed form is filed with the Election Office.
  • Election Office forwards a copy of the completed form to the GEC.
  • If a candidate anticipates receiving and spending less than $1000.00 in the Primary Election and anticipates receiving and spending less than an additional $1000.00 in the General Election, he/she can file an Affidavit of Exemption. This affidavit waives the need for a candidate's treasurer to file campaign Receipts and Expenditures Reports.
  • A County Office candidate must appoint a treasurer and file an Appointment of Treasurer Form even if an Affidavit of Exemption is filed.

Receipts and Expenditures Report


  • Reporting form is provided by the GEC and is mailed directly to a candidate's treasurer.
  • Completed reporting form is filed with the Election Office.
  • Election Office forwards a copy of the report to the GEC.
  • During an election cycle, three (3) Receipts and Expenditures Reports are required for County candidates: (1) a pre-primary election report; (2) a pre-general report; and (3) an early January wrap-up report.

Filing Campaign Finance Reports


  • Candidates for local office file reports with the county election officer pursuant to KSA 25-4148 and 25-901.
Questions may be directed to (785) 403-0483 or email.