What is the structure of the Republican Party? All political organizations that want to recognized as such are established and governed by Kansas State Law.

Political action groups are not be confused with political parties.

What is central committee? The central committee is established by Kansas State Law. Effectively the central committee is the governing body of the county party. The law applies to all political parties that want to be recognized in the state of Kansas as a political group. The central committee membership is elected by precinct and township. Each precinct and township is to have a committeeman and committeewomen.

Central committee members are elected every time there is a primary election. They are elected during the primary election only by the party which they are affiliated. Once they are elected they are required to have a meeting to elect officers who consist of a president, secretary, and a treasurer. These officers are known as the Executive Committee.

The executive committee can have other people or committees to be apart of the committee. This has to be established either by the constitution and/or by-laws or it can be done by a vote of the executive committee and finally central committee members.

So now you know how and why the central committee exists.

This statute sets up the rules for the elect of central committee members and filling vacancies.

25-3801 Chapter 25.–ELECTIONS Article 38.–POLITICAL PARTIES
Statute 25-3801

What if someone goes out of office? How is that filled? This statute defines how that is take care of or replaced.

25-3902 Chapter 25.–ELECTIONS Article 39.–FILLING VACANCIES IN OFFICES AND CANDIDACIES
Statute 25-3902

Establishes Primaries.
25-205 Chapter 25.–ELECTIONS Article 2.–PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Statute 25-205

Chapter 25.–ELECTIONS
Article 25.–ELECTION DEFINITIONS OF GENERAL APPLICATION
Statute 25-2507

19-804
Chapter 19.–COUNTIES AND COUNTY OFFICERS
Article 8.–SHERIFF

19-804. Vacancy in office of sheriff, how filled; duties and liabilities of under-sheriff. Except in those counties operating under the provisions of consolidated law enforcement acts, whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of sheriff of any county, the under-sheriff of such county shall in all things execute the office of sheriff until a sheriff shall be appointed by the governor in the manner provided by law for filling vacancies in the office of member of the house of representatives. If the vacancy occurs on or after May 1 of the second year of the term, the person so appointed shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term and until a successor is elected and qualifies. If the vacancy occurs before May 1 of the second year of the term, the person appointed to fill the vacancy shall serve until a successor is elected and qualifies at the next general election to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. Nomination and election of such successor shall be in the same manner as nomination and election of a sheriff for a regular term. Any default or misfeasance in office of such under-sheriff in the meantime, as well as before such vacancy, shall be deemed to be a breach of the condition of the bond given by the sheriff who appointed the under-sheriff, and also a breach of the condition of the bond executed by such under-sheriff to the sheriff by whom the under-sheriff was appointed.
Statute 19-804
History: G.S. 1868, ch. 25, § 102; L. 1870, ch. 111, § 1; R.S. 1923, 19-804; L. 1945, ch. 162, § 1; L. 1972, ch. 93, § 24; L. 1983, ch. 94, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 100, § 3; July 1.