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Thursday, December 17, 2020

TOPEKA – Secretary of State Scott Schwab announced an open application period for the vacant Wyandotte County Election Commissioner position. Interested parties have until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021, to apply.

Schwab has appointed a five-member committee consisting of representatives from Wyandotte County government and the Secretary of State’s office to review applicant information and interview candidates. The committee will recommend three individuals to Secretary Schwab who will interview the finalists to select the next Wyandotte County Election Commissioner.

“It is imperative local officials play a role in finding a qualified candidate to oversee their election office,” said Schwab. “We have developed a collaborative process between our office and county officials to select the next election commissioner.”

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

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