Elections

Miami County voters will decide the winners of multiple school board, city council and mayoral positions set to be on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election, and local residents still have time to file the necessary paperwork to get on the ballot.

Potential candidates have until noon Monday, June 3, to submit the necessary paperwork to the Miami County Clerk’s Office inside the Miami County Administration Building at 201 S. Pearl St. in Paola.

If necessary, a primary election will take place Aug. 6, and the general election will be Nov. 5. All filings will take place at the Miami County Clerk’s Office unless otherwise noted.

City seats that will be on the ballot include:

  • Paola: Mayor, council precincts 1 and 3 (two-year terms)
  • Louisburg: Council precincts 1 and 2 (three-year terms)
  • Osawatomie: Mayor, council precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4 (two-year terms)
  • Spring Hill: Three at-large council seats (four-year terms)
  • Fontana: Mayor, two at-large council seats (four-year terms)

School board seats that will be on the ballot include:

  • Paola USD 368: Positions 1, 3, 5 and at-large (four-year terms)
  • Louisburg USD 416: Positions 1, 2, 3 and at-large (four-year terms)
  • Osawatomie USD 367: Positions 1, 2, 3 and at-large (four-year terms)
  • Spring Hill USD 230: Positions 1, 2, 3 and at-large (four-year terms; files in Johnson County)

Miami County voters also will account for a portion of results for school board races in the Prairie View, Blue Valley, Gardner Edgerton and Wellsville districts.

  • Prairie View USD 362: Positions 1, 2, 3 and at-large (four-year terms; files in Linn County)
  • Blue Valley USD 229: Positions 1, 2, 3 and at-large (four-year terms; files in Johnson County)
  • Gardner Edgerton USD 231: Positions 1, 2, 3 and at-large (four-year terms; files in Johnson County)
  • Wellsville USD 289: Positions 1, 2, 3 and at-large (four-year terms; files in Franklin County)

Other board positions that will be on the ballot include:

  • Hillsdale Improvement District: Three at-large positions (two-year terms)
  • Marais des Cygnes Extension District: Two at-large positions (four-year terms)
  • Johnson County Water District No. 1: Positions 1, 2, 6 and 7 (four-year terms; files in Johnson County)

News Editor Doug Carder can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or doug.carder@miconews.com.

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