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Candidacy Qualifications

County Legislature: Each member of the Legislature shall be a qualified voter in Jackson County for at least three years preceding his/her election and a resident in his/her district for at least one 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 three 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 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/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 and Committeewomen: A committeeperson shall be a registered resident of the County and committee district from which he/she is elected for at least one year before his/her election.



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 Web site: www.sos.mo.gov/.
     

 
                 
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