By Dewey Terrill
There are two filing deadlines for offices in Kansas this year. Rebecca Nordyke said because redistricting was not completed by May 10 the law moves that to June 10 for anyone filing for Congress, the Kansas House or the State Board of Education. "June 1 remains the deadline for statewide offices and our local offices."
Nordyke stated that June 10 at noon is the deadline for anybody wanting to change parties before the Aug. primary election. "June 18 is when we will begin sending out the ballots to our overseas citizens."
Local races in Geary County would be for an unexpired term in the Treasurer's Office, County Commission District one and for township clerks and precinct people. The deadline for those positions is on June 1 at noon.
For offices such as governor, attorney general or secretary of state the deadline is also June 1 at noon.
The general election is in November.
On Monday following the recommendation of the county clerk, the Geary County Commission agreed to delay the redistricting of their commission districts until 2023. Nordyke said she had been discussing the matter with the commissioners for several weeks because of the lengthy time that had been taken to get the Congressional, House and Senate maps done. "We've got a lot of work to do to make those changes in those maps and so the county commission thankfully did agree to that."