Tuesday Topics: How Are Election Commissioners Selected?

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Kansas counties need a County Clerk or Election Commissioner to handle the responsibilities of running an election. In Kansas, the four largest counties have Election Commissioners appointed by the Kansas Secretary of State but paid for by the county, and are generally re-appointed every four years. The remaining 100 counties elect County Clerks who perform the same function. Recently, the Sedgwick County Election Commissioner was not reappointed by the Kansas Secretary of State. Should county residents have a voice in selecting the person who will oversee their election process, or is this best handled as an appointed office? Join us as our panel of experts discuss the pros and cons of each approach. Panelists include: Tabitha Lehman, former Sedgwick County Election Commissioner; Tatum Stafford, Election Clerk of Butler County; and Prof. Brian Amos, Assoc. Professor of Political Science at WSU. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Wichita-Metro. Registration is required. Call (316) 261-8500 or visit wichitalibrary.org/events to register. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
Event Type(s): Community Issues
Age Group(s): Adults

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