In Kansas, the primary election is held on the first Tuesday in August of even numbered years for Democratic and Republican candidates. The general election is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. Pursuant to state law, municipal elections are held at the same time in odd numbered years. Please note, most municipal jurisdictions do not have primary elections as the rules for conducting a primary election are different for municipalities. Minor party candidates do not participate in the primary and are, instead, nominated at state party conventions. Independent candidates file by petition.
State law requires polling places to open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on election day. State law allow counties to open polling locations as early as 6:00 a.m. and close as late as 8:00 p.m. Pursuant to K.S.A. 25-106 polling locations must be open for at least 12 consecutive hours. Please verify the operating hours in your county with your local election officer.
Various elections for City Council and Mayor in the City of Riley are held on staggered years with elected officials serving 4 year terms. You are eligible to vote for positions in the City only if you reside within the city limits according to the Riley County Election Office and the Kansas Secretary of State. You may also vote in applicable County, State, and Federal elections at the the same time.