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Legislation #: 910001 Introduction Date: 1/17/1991
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 2/17/1991
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER WEBER
Title: Amending Article VI of the Administrative Code by repealing Section A6.64 thereof and enacting a new Section A6.64 of like number and subject pertaining to the Silver Haired City Council.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/16/1991

Prepare to Introduce

1/17/1991

Referred Finance Committee

1/23/1991

Do Pass

1/24/1991

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

1/31/1991

Held on Docket

2/7/1991

Passed

1/24/1991

Publish City Clerk


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ORDINANCE NO. 910001

 

Amending Article VI of the Administrative Code by repealing Section A6.64 thereof and enacting a new Section A6.64 of like number and subject pertaining to the Silver Haired City Council.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That Article VI of the Administrative Code be amended by repealing Section A6.64 thereof and enacting a new Section A6.64 of like number and subject, said new section to read as follows:

 

Sec. A6.64. Elections.

 

(a) A regular election shall be held between May 1 and May 31 of each year for the purpose of electing council members for the succeeding term. 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 affirmation forms.

 

(2) The designation of the election date and polling

hours. The polling hours shall be equal in number

at all polling 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 (10) days 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) Election of members representing the second, fourth and sixth districts will be held in odd-numbered years beginning in May, 1985. Elections for members representing the first, third and fifth districts will be held in even-numbered years beginning in May, 1986. Currently seated members will serve the remainder of their terms of office.

 

 

(c) Each voter shall be entitled to vote for two (2) candidates in the district in which the voter resides.

 

(d) 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.

 

(e) 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.

 

(f) 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.

 

(g) 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.

 

(h) Absente 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.

 

(i) 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, that position shall be filled by appointment according to rules adopted by the silver haired city council.

 

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney