Candidacy Qualifications

County Legislature
Each member of the Legislature shall be a qualified voter in Jackson County for at least 3 years preceding his/her election and a resident in his/her district for at least 1 year preceding his/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 3 years before assuming office.

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 3 years before assuming office.

Sheriff
The Sheriff shall be a qualified voter and shall have been domiciled in the County for at least 3 years before assuming his/her office. Effective January 1, 1979, he/she further shall have met, prior to filing for office, the training qualifications required by the 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.

Committeemen & Committeewomen
A committeeperson shall be a registered resident of the County and committee district from which he/she is elected for at least 1 year before his/her election.

State Offices
The minimum qualifications for seeking state office, as well as the filing dates for state and county candidacies, are posted on the Missouri Secretary of State website.