PRIMARY ELECTION - August 7, 2018
GENERAL ELECTION - November 6, 2018
The opening date to file a declaration of candidacy for the primary election is Tuesday, February 27, 2018 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 27, 2018 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 7, 2018 Primary Election is Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5 p.m. (11th Tuesday prior to the primary election per 115.359.1 RSMo.)
Withdrawal deadline for the November 6, 2018 General Election is Tuesday, August 21, 2018 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.
COUNTY LEGISLATURE - Each member of the legislature shall be a qualified voter in Jackson County for at least three years preceding his or her election, and a resident in his or her district for at least one year preceding his or her nomination.
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 County Legislature 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
Jackson County Election Board
P.O. Box 296
Independence, Missouri 64051
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 moethics.state.mo.us 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 06/23/17 MJS/mth