Candidates and Issues for 2022 Elections

August 2, 2022 Primary Election

November 8, 2022 General Election

 

Candidate filing is from February 22, 2022 8a.m. – March 29, 2022 5p.m.

 

Summary – 2022 Filing Requirements

 

Please note – this list was prepared as a courtesy to prospective candidates and to the public.  Candidates are responsible for researching the full requirements and responsibilities of the particular office they seek.

 

General Qualifications Applicable to All of the Following Offices:

 

                                    Article VII, § 8, Constitution of Missouri     

  • Citizen of the United States

  • Resident of the State 1 year next preceding election

 

Missouri Statutes § 115.306

  • Is not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated in the declaration of candidacy.

  • Is not a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the State.

  • Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States of America

  • Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of this State or an offense committed in another State that would be considered a felony in this State.

 

Missouri Statutes §130.071.2

  • In addition to any other penalties provided by law, no person may file for any office in a subsequent election until he or the treasurer of his existing candidate committee has filed all required campaign disclosure reports for all prior elections.

 

RSMo § 115.349.3

  • Resident and registered voter of the County and the State of Missouri at time of filing

 

Associate Circuit Judge                                                                    (MO Constitution, Article V §21; MO Statutes, Section 59.021.6)

 

  • Qualified Missouri voter

  • Resident of Missouri and of County at least one year prior to election

  • At least twenty-five years old at time of election

  • Licensed to practice law in Missouri

                                   

Presiding Commissioner                                                                                                       (Missouri Statutes, § 49.020)

 

  • Resident of the County

 

 

Clerk of the Circuit Court                                                                                               (Missouri Statutes, Section 483.010)

 

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Resident of the State for at least one year prior to the election

  • Resident of the County for at least three months prior to the election

  • Twenty-one years old at time of election

  • Must continue residency throughout term of office

 

County Clerk                                                                                                                         Missouri Statutes, Section 51.050)

 

  • U.S Citizen

  • Resident of Missouri and of County at least one year prior to election

  • At least twenty-one years old at time of election

  • Must continue residency throughout term of office

 

County Recorder of Deeds                                                                                                (Missouri Statutes, Section 59.021)

 

  • Registered voter

  • Resident of Missouri and of County at least one year prior to election

  • At least twenty-one years old at time of filing

  • Must continue residency throughout term of office

 

Prosecuting Attorney                                                                                                         (Missouri Statutes, Section 56.010)

 

  • Duly licensed to practice as an attorney at law in Missouri and enrolled as such

  • Bona fide resident of the County at least one year prior to election

  • At least twenty-one years old at time of election

 

County Collector of Revenue                                                                                            (Missouri Statutes, Section 51.010)

                                                                                                                                               

  • Registered voter of the County at the time of filing

  • Resident of the State & County for at least one year prior to the date of filing

  • Must be current in the payment of all state income taxes and personal and real property taxes

  • Twenty-one years old at time of filing

  • Provide a signed affidavit from a surety company indicating the candidate meets the bond requirements of $1,000,000 at time of filing

  • Must continue residency throughout term of office

 

County Treasurer                                                                                                              (Missouri Statutes, Section 58.030)

 

  • Registered voter

  • Resident of Missouri and of County at least one year prior to election

  • At least twenty-one years old at time of filing

  • Must be current in payment of all personal and real estate taxes at time of filing

  • Provide a signed affidavit from a surety company indicating the candidate meets the bond requirements of $3,000,000 at time of filing

  • Must continue residency throughout term of office

 

The following requirements apply to all the preceding offices

  • All offices are 4(four) year terms beginning on Jan. 1, 2023 (Collector term begins March 1, 2023)

  • All offices are partisan

  • All offices are elected by the County-at-large

  • Candidates will pay a $50 filing fee

  • All Candidates must bring a valid ID and a completed form DOR 5120, the DOR 5120 must be Notarized.

 

Township Committeeman/Committeewoman                                                            (Missouri Statutes, 115.607-115.613)

            (§130.071.2, does not apply to Township Committeemen and Committeewomen)

                       

  • Each township within the County may elect one Committeeman and one Committeewoman for each political party

  • Partisan position, must file for a recognized party

  • 2(two) year term

  • Resident of both the County and the township for at least one year prior to election

  • Registered voter of both the County and township for at least one year prior to election