Additional County Commissioner Seats To Appear On November General Election Ballot
Last week, the Greenwood County clerk’s office learned that former Governor Jeff Colyer received the notice of expansion of commission districts for Greenwood County and approved for the special election to coincide with the November general election. The letter simply stated, “ I, Jeff Colyer, Governor of the State of Kansas, hereby declare that a special election shall be held at the regularly scheduled general election on November 5, 2019, to fill the vacancies created by an increase in number of commission districts as passed by the people of Greenwood County on November 6, 2018.” The letter was signed by Governor Colyer on January 7.
The letter was accompanied by a “Proclamation by the Governor” which stated the county chairpersons of each political party would need to call a special meeting between 15 and 25 days of the declaration to nominate a candidate to fill the vacancies. County Counselor Paul Dean noted to The Eureka Herald that he interpreted the process differently and thought the process would follow general election guidelines.
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