Filing Deadline: 6/10/2010
Primary Date: 8/3/2010
Filing Fee:

US Representative: 1% of salary($1,740) + $20 to SOS= $1,760

Handbook: Kansas Elections
Elections Reforms Standards
2010 Elections Filings (PDF)
2010 Election Fact Sheet (PDF)
Candidates (PDF)
Secretary of State Elections Department:

(785) 296-4564


Candidate Filings[KSA 25-205, 25-305]

Candidate Filing Deadlines[KSA 25-205, 25-305]

Filing Location  (KSA 25-208)

Fees/Petitions [KSA 25-206] KSA 25-4005 [KSA 25-205(e)(2)]



US Rep and Senator must be resident of the state on election day and resident upon taking office


Candidates for national and state offices must file with the Secretary of State’s office.

Democratic and Republican candidates intending to run in the partisan primary in August have a choice of filing by fee or petition. Whichever method they choose, the filing documents and fee (if applicable) must be received in the Secretary of State’s office before the filing deadline in order for the candidate to be on the primary election ballot. If they file by fee, they must complete a Declaration of Intention to be a candidate, sign it and have their signature attested by an official in the Secretary of State’s office or by the county election officer or deputy. Therefore, the candidate may choose to complete their paperwork and have their signature attested in the county election office rather than traveling to Topeka, but it is still the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the proper documents are filed with the Secretary of State before the deadline.

US Senator petition requirement: 1% of party

US Rep. petition requirement: 2% of party

Candidates (PDF)