Session of 2000
Effective: July 1, 2000

HOUSE BILL No. 2928
An Act concerning elections; relating to election judges and clerks; amending K.S.A. 1999
Supp. 25-2804 and repealing the existing section.



Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 25-2804 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 25-2804. (a) Each person recommended as provided in subsec-
tion (a) of K.S.A. 25-2803, and amendments thereto, shall be a resident
of the area served by the voting place in which such person is to be a
judge or clerk.

      (b) Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, all judges and
clerks shall have the qualifications of an elector in the election at which
they serve, and no judge or clerk shall be a candidate for any office, other
than the office of precinct committeeman or precinct committeewoman,
to be elected at such election. The county election officer may appoint
persons who are at least 16 years of age to serve as election judges or
clerks if such persons meet all other requirements for qualification of an
elector. No more than one person under the age of 18 may be appointed
to each election board.

      (c) The county election officer may establish a pool of trained judges
and clerks who shall be recommended by the county chairpersons spec-
ified in subsection (a) of K.S.A. 25-2803, and amendments thereto. Judges
and clerks in such pool may serve at voting places other than their own
if:

      (1) The chairpersons specified in subsection (a) of K.S.A. 25-2803,
and amendments thereto, or either of them, have failed to make appro-
priate recommendations;

      (2) it is impossible to obtain judges and clerks for a voting place in
any other way; or

      (3) voting machines are used, in which case the third judge, who shall
be trained in the use of voting machines, need not necessarily live in the
area of the voting place.

      (d) Any judge or clerk serving in a voting place not located in the
area in which such judge or clerk resides or serving on a special election
board established under subsection (c) of K.S.A. 25-1133, and amend-
ments thereto, shall be allowed to vote an advance voting ballot in ac-
cordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 25-1119, and amendments thereto,
or shall be excused from duties as such judge or clerk to vote at the voting
place in the area where such judge or clerk resides.

     Sec.  2. K.S.A. 1999 Supp. 25-2804 is hereby repealed.
     Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.