Lost Paperwork Among 8 Objections Filed To Upcoming Elections

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One candidate's claim of lost paperwork is among eight objections to the upcoming elections the State Objections Board will hear next week.

A petition was filed Thursday against Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office for reportedly losing the paperwork for a candidate wishing to run for the Kansas House of Representatives.

Democrats claim the office lost paperwork for former Lake Quivira Mayor Larry Meeker and they won't admit to the mistake.

The petition and seven others will be considered during the State Objections Board meeting Tuesday. Two of the others involve Topeka House district races.

William Scott Hesse questions the eligibility of Dr. Shanti Gandhi in the 52nd district, while current City Councilman John Alcala questions his opponent Aimee Rosenow's eligibility in their 57th district race.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

More details from the Kansas Secretary of State's Office:

The Secretary of State will convene a meeting of the State Objections Board on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Secretary of State’s office, Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Avenue, Second Floor, Topeka, Kansas.

The board will meet to review the following objections:

1) Filed by William Scott Hesse to the eligibility of Dr. Shanti Gandhi for Kansas State Representative for the 52nd District of the House of Representatives;

2) Filed by Travis Couture-Lovelady to the eligibility of Lawrence J. Reichert for Kansas State Representative for the 110th District of the House of Representatives;

3) Filed by Thomas Witt to the eligibility of Janice L. Pauls for Kansas State Representative for the 102nd District of the House of Representatives;

4) Filed by Larry Joe Lambert to the determination of invalidity of withdrawal by Larry Joe Lambert for Kansas State Representative for the 109th District of the House of Representatives;

5) Filed by Larry Meeker to the determination of invalidity of a declaration by Larry Meeker of intention to become a candidate for Kansas State Representative for the 17th District of the House of Representatives which was emailed to the Secretary of State’s Office by Tyler Longpine on behalf of Larry Meeker;

6) Filed by David Chase to the determination of invalidity of the letter of nomination filed by the Kansas Libertarian Party on behalf of David Chase for Mitchell County Commissioner;

7) Filed by Arlen Siegfreid to the eligibility of S. Mike Kiegerl for Kansas State Representative for the 121st District of the House of Representatives;

8) Filed by John Alcala to the eligibility of Aimee Rosenow for Kansas State Representative for the 57th District of the House of Representatives.

The State Objections Board is defined by statute and comprised of Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer.


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