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Candidacy Requirements

2020 ELECTED OFFICIALS QUALIFICATIONS

General Qualifications Applicable to the Following County Offices:

(Art. VII, § 8 Constitution of Missouri; §§ 115.306 and 115.349.3, RSMo)

  • Citizen of the United States;
  • Resident of the state 1 year next preceding election;
  • Registered Missouri voter;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Does not have outstanding campaign disclosure reports due from prior elections.

Eastern District Commissioner-§49.020, RSMo.

  • Resident of the county
  • Resident of district
  • Registered voter

Western District Commissioner-§49.020, RSMo.

  • Resident of the county
  • Resident of district
  • Registered voter

Sheriff-§57.010, RSMo.

  • Resident of county for more than 1 year before filing
  • Resident taxpayer and elector of county
  • No felony convictions
  • Capable of efficient law enforcement
  • Has a valid peace officer license
  • Registered voter

Assessor–Art. VI, §18(b) Constitution of Missouri; §53.010, RSMo.

  • Resident of county

County Treasurer-§54.010, §54.040, RSMo.

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Resident of the state and county 1 year before election
  • Current in payment of personal and real estate taxes
  • Must provide a copy of a signed affidavit from a surety company indicating that candidate meets bond requirements
  • Registered voter

Public Administrator-§473.730, RSMo.

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Resident of the state of Missouri and the county 1 year prior to general election
  • Current in the payment of all personal and business taxes
  • Registered voter

Township or Ward Committeemen and Committeewomen-§§115.607-115.613, RSMo.

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

  • Resident of county and committee district 1 year next preceding the election
  • Registered voter in county and district for 1 year next preceding the election