City of Shawnee

City Elections and Voting

City Elections

  • Elections are held in odd-numbered years.
  • Primary elections are held on the first Tuesday in August.
  • General elections are held on Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

Mayor and City Council Term
The Mayor is elected to a four-year term. City Councilmembers are elected to four-year, staggered terms.

Requirements for Qualified Candidates for Mayor

  • Eighteen years of age
  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of the City of Shawnee
  • A registered voter

Requirements for Qualified Candidates for Councilmember

  • Eighteen years of age
  • A citizen of the United States
  • A resident of the Ward
  • A registered voter

Positions Elected in 2017

  • Ward 1 Councilmember
  • Ward 2 Councilmember
  • Ward 3 Councilmember
  • Ward 4 Councilmember
  • Current Filings

Voter Registration
To register to vote or update a previous registration, contact one of the offices below or if you have a valid Kansas driver's license you can register on-line. You must re-register each time you change your name, address, or party affiliation for voting.

Voters can check the status of their registration by contacting the Johnson County Election Office at (913) 782-3441 or the City Clerk's office at (913) 742-6014.

Election Administration
The Johnson County Election Office manages the election process for all jurisdictions in Johnson County including:

Additional Resources

Contact Information