City Office Election and Candidate Information

On November 2, 2021, a general election will be held for the following City Council seats:

  • Mayor  
  • City Council Member – Ward 1 
  • City Council Member – Ward 3  
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An individual seeking elected city office must be a "qualified elector".  This means that the person must be a registered voter in the city and reside within the Ward of the office that he or she is running for. Ward Map

Deadline for Filing for Office   

To file as a candidate for Paola City Council, the following forms must be filed with the Miami County Clerk's Office no later than 12:00 noon on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

ü       Candidates Declaration on Intention
ü       $20 filing fee OR the Kansas Non-Partisan City/School Nomination Petition
ü       Affidavit of Exemption from filing receipts and expenditures reports by a candidate for City/County Office.
ü       Statement of Substantial Interests for Local Office.

Candidate forms are availalbe here and also at the City Clerk's Office at Paola City Hall.

Election Dates
The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 and if more than three candidates file for any one position, a Primary Election would be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Questions about voter registration or voting can be answered by the Miami County Clerk's Office at (913) 294-3976.

Questions about filing for city office can be answered by the Paola City Clerk at (913) 259-3600.