Three spots on the Fort Scott City Commission will be up for election in 2013 and local residents interested in becoming a candidate can soon being filing for the seats.
The seats are currently held by commissioners Sam Mason, Jeanie Parker and Mayor Jim Adams. The top two vote-getters will be awarded four-year terms on the commission, while the third-place finisher will win a two-year term, a news release said.
Candidates may file in one of two ways:
* Using the Candidate's Declaration of Intention, accompanied by a $10 fee plus a $35 registration fee required under the Campaign Finance Act, or,
* Using the Kansas Non-Partisan City/School Nomination Petition Forms bearing the names of 18 qualified electors, or 1 percent of the number of ballots cast in the last city general election (whichever is less). The $10 fee will be waived, however, the $35 registration fee still applies.
Candidates can file after Jan. 1, 2013. The filing deadline is noon Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Packets can be picked up at the city clerk's office at City Hall, 123 S. Main St. According to House Bill 2307, Section 3, if more than 10 people file to run for the commission, a primary will be held on Feb. 26, 2013, the release said.
The general election will be April 2, 2013.