2016 Elections

August/November 2016


PRIMARY ELECTION - August 2, 2016
GENERAL ELECTION - November 8, 2016



The opening date to file a declaration of candidacy for the primary election is Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 8 a.m.  (last Tuesday in February prior to the election, RSMo 115.349.2)

Candidacy declarations must be filed in person at the County Legislative Clerk's office in Kansas City:

Jackson County Courthouse
415 E. 12th Street
Legislative Clerk's Office (2nd Floor)
Kansas City, Missouri 64106


The deadline for filing declaration of candidacy is Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 5 p.m.  (last Tuesday in March prior to the election, RSMo 115.349.1)



Any person who has filed a declaration of candidacy for nomination and wishes to withdraw as a candidate shall file a written sworn statement of withdrawal in the County Clerk's Office.  

Withdrawal deadline for the August 2, 2016 Primary Election is Tuesday, May 17, 2016  at 5 p.m.  (11th Tuesday prior to the primary election per 115.359.1 RSMo.)

Withdrawal deadline for the November 8, 2016 General Election is Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 5 p.m. (11th Tuesday prior to the general election per 115.359.1 RSMo.)


The ballot position will be determined by the date and time the candidate files his/her declaration of candidacy.


PROSECUTING ATTORNEY - The prosecuting attorney shall have been admitted to practice law in the State of Missouri, shall be a qualified voter, and shall have been domiciled in the county for at least three years before assuming office. 

SHERIFF - The sheriff shall be a qualified voter and shall have been domiciled in the county for at least three years before assuming his office.  Effective January 1, 1979, he further shall have met, prior to filing for office, the training qualifications required by state law of police officers serving in the first class charter counties.  No person shall be eligible for the office of sheriff who has been convicted of a felony.

Pursuant to article III, section 4 of the 2010 Jackson County Charter, an off-cycle election fro the county executive will be conducted in 2016 to fill the unexpired term occasioned by the resignation of the previous elected county executive.

COUNTY EXECUTIVE - The executive shall be a qualified voter in the county and shall have been domiciled in the county for at least three years before assuming office.

Committeemen and Committeewomen -
A committeeperson shall be a registered voter and a resident of the county and committee district from which he/she is elected for one year next before his/her election.


The filing fee for Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff and County Executive is $50.00.

The filing fee for committeeman or committeewoman is $25.00. 


It is the responsibility of each candidate to file the proper campaign disclosure reports covering the election cycle. These reports, deadlines and instructional materials are available from each election authority.  For more information, contact:

Kansas City Election Board
30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 2800
Kansas City, Missouri  64108 
(816) 842-4820 


Jackson County Election Board
P.O. Box 296
Independence, Missouri 64051
(816) 325-4600.


It is also necessary to file a personal disclosure report with the Missouri Ethics Commission, P. O. Box 1370, Jefferson City, MO  65102.  Forms are available on the Internet at mec.mo.gov or by contacting the Ethics Commission at 1-800-392-8660. 

Filings can be electronically filed, mailed or hand delivered. This only pertains to candidates filing for Prosecuting Attorney or Sheriff.

Revised 11/18/15 MJS/mth

Certificate of Candidates