ORDINANCE NO. 940592
Amending Article VI of the Administrative Code by
repealing Section A6.64 and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like
number and subject, relating to Silver Haired City Council elections.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:
Section A. That Article VI of the Administrative
Code is hereby amended by repealing Section A6.64 and enacting in lieu thereof
a new Section A6.64 relating to Silver Haired City Council elections.
Sec. A6.64. Elections.
(a) The office of the City Clerk shall conduct the
annual election and shall have the following duties:
(1) The preparation, printing and distribution of
ballots and affirmative forms.
(2) The designation of the election date and
polling hours. The polling hours shall be equal in number at all
places, but need not be identical.
(3) The designation of an equal number, not less
than three (3) nor more than five (5), polling places per district.
(4) The publication of the list of candidates along
with the date, time and place of the election by release of such
information to the news media not less than ten
before the election.
(5) The supervision of the polling places.
(6) The collection of the ballots.
(7) The canvass of ballots, tabulation and
certification of results and disposition of ballots.
(b) Each voter shall be entitled to vote for two
(2) candidates in the district in which the voter resides.
(c) The two (2) candidates in each district
receiving the greatest number of votes shall be deemed elected. The silver
haired city council and the city clerk shall make provisions for runoff
elections in the event of a tie.
(d) Costs of elections conducted under this
division shall be budgeted and paid as part of the budget for the silver haired
city council, to be included as a separate budgetary account in the office of
the city clerk.
(e) The silver haired city council shall provide
volunteers to staff the polling places and to assist the city clerk in
conducting annual silver haired city council elections.
(f) Electioneering, distributing election
literature, posting signs or parking or operating vehicles bearing signs with
respect to any candidate shall be prohibited on election day inside any
building at which a polling place is located or within twenty-five (25) feet of
such building's outer door closest to the polling place.
(g) Absentee ballots and affirmation forms shall be
mailed to eligible voters upon written request to the city clerk. Completed
absentee ballots shall be returned to the city clerk on or before 5:00 p.m. on
the day of the election. Each ballot must be accompanied by an executed
affirmation form; otherwise the ballot shall not be counted.
(h) If there is only one (1) candidate for any
position on the silver haired city council, an election for that position shall
not be necessary and the sole candidate shall be declared elected. If there is
no candidate for a position on the silver haired city council, the city council
members from the district may appoint a qualified person to that position. If
no council member so appoints a qualified person, that position shall be filled
by appointment according to rules adopted by the silver haired city council.
Approved as to form and
Assistant City Attorney