Kansas Governor

Employer / Organization

Kansas

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2018 - Aug 06, 2018

Description

The Governor of the State of Kansas is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Kansas. Governors are popularly elected by a plurality to four-year terms, and no individual may serve more than two successive term. Under the Kansas Constitution, the governor is also the head of government, serving as the chief executive of the Kansas executive branch. The governor is the commander-in-chief of the state National Guard when not called into federal use. Despite being an executive branch official, the governor also possesses legislative and judicial powers. The Governor's responsibilities include making yearly "State of the State" addresses to the Kansas Legislature, submitting the budget, ensuring that state laws are enforced, and that the peace is preserved. The salary for this position is $99,636/year

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Office of the Kansas Secretary of State to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. Candidate nominating petitions are also available online here: http://www.kssos.org/forms/elections/PP.pdf. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Office of the Kansas Secretary of State. The required forms include campaign finance forms, nominating petitions and other office specific forms. The number of petition signatures required to qualify as an independent candidate on the ballot is equal to 4% of the registered voters in the district subject to the petition containing no less than 25 but no more than 5,000 signatures. 3) To run as an independent, the petitions must be filed by the day before the primary election in order to appear on the ballot. The primary election is always held on the first Tuesday in August. If you plan to run as a candidate for one of the established political parties, contact the Office of the Kansas Secretary of State or the party office for the filing window and procedures necessary to compete in the party primary. The deadline to file as a party candidate is June 1st. If you have any questions please contact the Office of the Kansas Secretary of State by phone at (785) 296-4561. Additionally, more 2016 Candidate Filing Information can be found here: https://www.kssos.org/elections/16elec/2016_Candidate_Filing_Information.pdf.