Run for election in Lenexa
Local Lenexa elections happen every two years in the fall of odd-numbered years, when one council member from each ward is elected; the Mayor is elected every four years. In order to be eligible for election, you must be a registered voter, a current resident of the ward you are running for, and if you own property, your real estate taxes must be currently paid.
Find your ward
Four positions on the Lenexa City Council are up for election this year. Positions up for election are currently held by council members Joe Karlin (Ward 1), Stacy Knipp (Ward 2), Lou Serrone (Ward 3) and Mandy Stuke (Ward 4).
The timeline for elections is changed year due to recent laws passed by the Kansas Legislature (K.S.A 25-21a01(f)). If you are interested in filing for election, you must do so by noon on June 1, 2017. If three or more people file for election for one position a primary election will be held on Aug. 1. The general election will be held Nov. 7.
If you would like to run for office in Lenexa, you must file with the Johnson County Election Office
City council candidates in Lenexa are required to present a nomination petition with fifty (50) or equal to one percent (1%) of the ballots cast in the council district in the last general City election, whichever is less. The number of qualified electors that must sign a nomination petition for Mayoral candidate shall be fifty (50) or equal to one percent (1%) of the ballots cast in the last general City election, whichever is less.
Register to Vote
You can register to vote one of several ways:
In order to register to vote, you must be a legal citizen of the United States and 18 or older before the next election. You must also provide proof that you are a U.S. citizen if it is your first time registering to vote in Kansas.
Proof of citizenship requirements
You must register at least 21 days before election day.
A new registration form is required if you are changing your name, address or political party affiliation.
Vote in an election
If you are a registered voter, you can vote in any local, state or national election.
The Johnson County Election Office provides a variety of resources for voters: