City of Mission, KS
Johnson County
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Section 110.010 Date of Municipal Election.

[Charter Ord. No. 2 §§3, 5, 9-25-1968; Charter Ord. No. 7A §§2 — 5, 9-25-2002; Charter Ord. No. 27 §§4 – 5, 10-21-2015]
A. 
A general election of City officers shall take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in April, 2016. Those governing body positions elected in April, 2016, shall expire on the second Monday in January, 2020, when the City officials elected in the November, 2019, general election take office. Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April, 2018, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2018, when the City officials elected in the November, 2017, general election take office.
B. 
A general election of City officers shall take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November, 2017. Those governing body positions elected in November, 2017, shall expire on the second Monday in January, 2022, when the City officials in the November, 2021, general election take office.
C. 
Succeeding elections will be held every two (2) years for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired. One (1) Council member from each ward shall be elected at one (1) election, and the other Council member from that ward shall be elected at the succeeding election. The Council members shall have four (4) year terms. The Mayor shall have a four (4) year term.

Section 110.015 Primary City Elections.

[Ord. No. 1293 §1, 3-18-2009; Charter Ord. No. 23 §2, 3-18-2009; Charter Ord. No. 27 §§6, 9, 10-21-2015]
Effective January 1, 2017, any person desiring to become a candidate for City office elected at large shall file with the County Election Officer, before the filing deadline, established in K.S.A. 25-205, and amendments thereto, a declaration of candidacy on a form furnished by the county election officer as specified by the secretary of State. The nomination petition must be signed by ten (10) of the qualified electors of the City of Mission.

Section 110.020 Authority of Council To Divide City Into Wards.

[Charter Ord. No. 2 §4]
The City Council may by ordinance divide the City into wards and precincts, establish the boundaries thereof and number the same, provided the number of wards shall not be less than four (4) and the number of precincts shall not be less than eight (8). No ordinance redefining wards or precincts shall become effective less than thirty (30) days prior to the next regular City election.

Section 110.025 Designating Municipal Elections As Non-Partisan.

[Charter Ord. No. 30 §§ 1 — 3, 1-18-2017]
A. 
In 2015, the Kansas legislature passed various amendments to Chapter 25, Article 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated relating to municipal elections. The City previously passed Charter Ordinance 27 adopting the revised provisions of Chapter 25, Article 21 relating to municipal elections. K.S.A. 25-2113 provides specifically that Cities determine whether City elections are to be non-partisan or partisan.
B. 
The City of Mission, Kansas, by the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Kansas Constitution hereby elects and does exempt itself and make inapplicable to it the provisions of K.S.A. 14-103, K.S.A. 14-201, and K.S.A. 14-204, that apply to this City, but are parts of enactments which do not apply uniformly to all Cities.
C. 
All municipal elections in the City of Mission, Kansas, shall be non-partisan.

Section 110.030 Boundaries of Wards Within The City.

[Ord. No. 933 §1, 11-13-1996; CC 2000 §6-101; Ord. No. 1421 §1, 6-17-2015]
A. 
The City of Mission having heretofore been divided into four (4) wards, the boundaries of said wards shall be defined as follows:
1. 
Ward One shall consist of the area bounded by the following: Beginning at 51st Street and City limits, proceed north along the easternmost City limit to the northernmost City limit at the County line; west along the northernmost City limit to Lamar Avenue; south on Lamar Avenue to the intersection of Lamar Avenue and Foxridge Drive; southwest and south on Foxridge Drive to the intersection of Foxridge Drive and 51st Street; east on 51st Street to the intersection of 51st Street and Lamar Avenue; south on Lamar Avenue to the intersection of Lamar Avenue and 53rd Street; east on 53rd Street to the intersection of 53rd Street and Reeds Road; north on Reeds Road to the intersection of Reeds Road and 51st Street; east on 51st Street to the point of beginning at the intersection of 51st Street and City limits.
2. 
Ward Two shall consist of the area bounded by the following: Beginning at the intersection of 51st Street and Reeds Road proceed east to the easternmost City limit; south and east along the City limit until intersecting at Johnson Drive; southwest on Johnson Drive to the intersection of Johnson Drive and Nall Avenue; south on Nall Avenue to the intersection of Nall Avenue and 61st Street; west on 61st Street to the intersection of 61st Street and Lamar Avenue; north on Lamar Avenue to the intersection of Lamar Avenue and 53rd Street; east on 53rd Street to the intersection of 53rd Street and Reeds Road; north on Reeds Road to the point of beginning at the intersection of 51st Street and Reeds Road.
3. 
Ward Three shall consist of the area bounded by the following: Beginning at the intersection of Martway Street and Lamar Avenue proceed north on Lamar Avenue to the intersection of Lamar Avenue and 51st Street; west on 51st Street to the intersection of 51st Street and Foxridge Drive; north and northeast on Foxridge Drive to the intersection of Foxridge Drive and Lamar Avenue; north on Lamar Avenue to the northern City limit at the County line; west along the City limit at County line to the City limit at the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks; southwesterly along the City limits at the Burlington Northern Railroad tracks to the west City limit generally defined by the center of Metcalf Avenue; south along the western City limit generally defined by the center of Metcalf Avenue to the intersection of Metcalf Avenue and Martway Street; east on Martway Street to the point of beginning at the intersection of Martway Street and Lamar Avenue.
4. 
Ward Four shall consist of the area bounded by the following: Beginning at the intersection of 61st Street and Lamar Avenue proceed north on Lamar Avenue to the intersection of Lamar Avenue and Martway Street; west on Martway Street to the City limit at Martway Street and Metcalf Avenue; south along the City limit Metcalf Avenue to the intersection at Metcalf Avenue and Shawnee Mission Parkway; east on Shawnee Mission Parkway to the intersection of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Lamar Avenue; south on Lamar Avenue to the intersection of Lamar Avenue and 67th Street; east on 67th Street to the intersection at 67th Street and Nall Avenue; north on Nall Avenue to the intersection of Nall Avenue and 63rd Street; east on 63rd Street to the intersection of 63rd Street and Roe Avenue; north and northeast along the east City limits to Johnson Drive; west and southwest on Johnson Drive to the intersection of Johnson Drive and Nall Avenue; south on Nall Avenue to the intersection of Nall Avenue and 61st Street; west on 61st Street to the intersection of 61st Street and Lamar Avenue, at the point of beginning.

Section 110.040 Precincts.

[Ord. No. 933 §2, 11-13-1996; CC 2000 §6-102]
The boundaries of precincts shall be determined by the Election Commissioner's office.