Every two years the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (JCAAA) hosts the election of the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature (KSHL). The election is scheduled for 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Sunset Drive Office Building at 11811 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe. There are 6 Johnson County delegates. Elections will take place if more than six candidates apply. If less than six apply, additional representatives will be appointed.
Candidates may file for election to KSHL by Feb. 7 Johnson County residents who are at least 60 years old on or before March 14 (and registered voters) may file to be a candidate for election to the Johnson County delegation of the KSHL. Nomination is secured by an intent form and a $25 filing fee made out to “KSHL” or the intent form and a petition signed by 50 county residents age 60 or older.
For a candidate registration packet - cover letter, resume form, registration, intent form, petition, SHL overview etc , or for an absentee ballot or for questions about the KSHL, call Wendy at 913-715-8860. Registration deadline is the end of business day on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Residents age 60 and over who are registered voters may vote for the candidate of their choice. Eligible voters who are not able to make it to the election sites on March 14 may request an absentee ballot on or before Monday, Feb. 20. Candidate information will be available at the election site and posted on this webpage on February 10. See all 2017 SHL Election Dates.