Candidate Information

Where to File For Local Office


Filing Location


Jefferson County Election Office
Clerk's Office
300 Jefferson St.
Oskaloosa, KS


2017 Elections
City, School Board, Improvement Districts and Extension District candidates file at the County Clerk's Office


Filing by Fee


The filing fee beginning in 2017 for all city, school board, improvement district and extension district offices is $20.00

Filing by Petition


City candidates may file by petition



Petition Requirements are set by each city
McLouth - 5 signatures
Meriden - 5 signatures
Nortonville - 5 % of qualified electors of the city
Oskaloosa - 5 signatures
Ozawkie- 5 signatures
Perry - 5 signatures
Valley Falls - 5 signatures
Winchester - 5 signatures
Documents to be Filed for all County Candidates

Declaration of Intention

(Filing Form)
  • Form is provided by and is filed with the Election Office.

Statement of Substantial Interest


  • Form is provided by and is filed with the Election Office.
  • Completed form is due no later than ten (10) days after the filing deadline.

Appointment of Treasurer Form


  • Form is provided by the Election Office at the time of filing.
  • Candidates have ten (10) days after filing to appoint a treasurer and an additional ten (10) days to file the Appointment of Treasurer Form.
  • Completed form is filed with the Election Office.
  • Election Office forwards a copy of the completed form to the GEC.
  • Candidates may not take in or spend any campaign funds until the Appointment of Treasurer Form is filed.

GEC Affidavit of Exemption from Filing Receipts and Expenditures Reports


  • Form is provided by the Governmental Ethics Commission and is mailed directly to County candidates.
  • Completed form is due nine (9) days prior to the primary election.
  • Completed form is filed with the Election Office.
  • Election Office forwards a copy of the completed form to the GEC.
  • If a candidate anticipates receiving and spending less than $1000.00 in the Primary Election and anticipates receiving and spending less than an additional $1000.00 in the General Election, he/she can file an Affidavit of Exemption. This affidavit waives the need for a candidate's treasurer to file campaign Receipts and Expenditures Reports.
  • A County Office candidate must appoint a treasurer and file an Appointment of Treasurer Form even if an Affidavit of Exemption is filed.

Receipts and Expenditures Report


  • Reporting form is provided by the GEC and is mailed directly to a candidate's treasurer.
  • Completed reporting form is filed with the Election Office.
  • Election Office forwards a copy of the report to the GEC.
  • During an election cycle, three (3) Receipts and Expenditures Reports are required for County candidates: (1) a pre-primary election report; (2) a pre-general report; and (3) an early January wrap-up report.

Filing Campaign Finance Reports


  • Candidates for local office file reports with the county election officer pursuant to KSA 25-4148 and 25-901.
Questions may be directed to (785) 863-2272 or email.