City Office Election and Candidate Information


The City Council is elected, and each coucil person is elected for a duration of a four year term.  The terms are staggered, and elections are held in April.  The Mayor is also elected for a four year term and is responsible for overseeing the direction of the city.

Next City Election will be: April, 2015

An individual seekling elected city office must be a "qualified elector".  This means that person must be a registered voter in the city and reside within city limits.

Deadline for Filing for Office
To file as a candidate for Williamsburg City Council you must register with the City Clerk at Williamsburg City Hall or the Franklin County Election Officer no later than 12:00 noon on the Tuesday that is 10 weeks prior to the first Tuesday in April.

Filing Fees

  *  Candidates Declaration on Intention
 * $5 filing fee OR the Kansas Non-Partisan City/School Nomination Petition
   * Affidavit of Exemption from filing receipts and expenditures reports by a candidate for City/County Office.
   *  Statement of Substantial Interests for Local Office.

Election Dates
The General Election is held on the first Tuesday in April in odd-numbered  years unless a different schedule has been established by charter ordinance.  If more than 3 cadidates file for any one position , a Primary Election would be held on the Tuesday five weeks prior to the general election.

Questions about voter registration or voting can be answered by the Franklin County Clerk's Office at 785-242-3410.
Questions about filing for city office can be answerd by the Williamsburg City Clerk at 785-746-5578.