APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS FOR SEDGWICK COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER
Monday, April 19, 2021
TOPEKA – Secretary of State Scott Schwab announced an open application period for the Sedgwick County Election Commissioner position. Interested parties have until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, to apply.
Schwab has appointed a five-member committee consisting of representatives from Sedgwick County government and the Secretary of State’s office to review applicant information and interview candidates. The committee will recommend finalists to Secretary Schwab who will interview the candidates and select the next Sedgwick County Election Commissioner.
“We have developed a collaborative process between our office and county officials to appoint the next Sedgwick County election commissioner,” said Secretary Schwab. “It is of utmost importance that local officials are directly involved in the process to select a qualified individual to oversee the Sedgwick County election office.”
Pursuant to K.S.A. 19-3419, qualified candidates “…shall have been a qualified elector and a resident of the county at least two years prior to appointment.” Applicants must also be a citizen of the United States, 18 years or older and registered to vote. Although not required, preference will be given to candidates with the following credentials:
- Bachelor and/or Graduate degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, Public Administration or related fields
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Minimum of three to five years management experience
- Demonstrated experience in relationship-building