KANSAS CONSTITUTION - CORPORATIONS - CITIES' POWERS OF HOME RULE; NON-BINDING ADVISORY ELECTIONS. The Honorable Jack H. Brier, Secretary of State, Topeka, December 1, 1983.
The governing body of a city may, pursuant to the home rule authority granted by Article 12, Section 5 of the Kansas Constitution, call and hold an advisory election, provided that such election is for a public purpose and is not an authorized delegation of legislative authority. Because of its non-binding nature, an advisory election is not included within the term "question submitted election" or any other category of city election under K.S.A. 25-2101 et seq. Accordingly, advisory elections may not be supervised by county election officials. Cited herein: K.S.A. 12-184, 12-682, 12-809, 12-811, 12-1220, 12-2001, 12-2104, 13-1024a, 25-605a, 25-2104, 25-2110, 25-2810, Kan. Const., Art 12, Sec. 5.
- Summary quoted from "Opinions of the Attorney General, Opinions of Robert T. Stephan, Attorney General", Volume XVII, State of Kansas, 1983.