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
 

 


2019 Elections
   All candidates file at the County Clerk's Office


Filing by Fee

 
  Filing fees are $20 for all offices 
  

Filing by Petition

 
  School District Board - Lesser of 50 signatures or 10% of registered voters in the member district
  City Officials-(Determined by each city's ordinance. Call the County Clerk's office for information (785-403-0483). 
 
Extension District & Improvement Districts may only file by paying the filing 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.