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2014 County Election Information

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For more information about registering to vote, election dates, ballot issues, polling locations and election results visit these election board websites:
 Jackson County Election Board
 Kansas City Election Board

Both election boards are separate government entities.

Primary Election - August 5, 2014
General Election - November 4, 2014

FILING OPENS: The opening date to file a declaration of candidacy for the primary election is Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.  (last Tuesday in February prior to the election, RSMo 115.349.2)

Candidate Filings By Office: 

FILING DEADLINE: The deadline for filing declaration of candidacy is Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  (last Tuesday in March prior to the election, RSMo 115.349.1)

WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE: 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 5, 2014 Primary Election is Tuesday, May 20, 2014  at 5:00 p.m.  (11th Tuesday prior to the primary election per 115.359.1 RSMo.)
  • Withdrawal deadline for the November 4, 2014 General Election is Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (11th Tuesday prior to the general election per 115.359.1 RSMo.) 

BALLOT POSITION: 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 election, and a resident in his district for at least one year preceding his 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.

FILING FEE:  The filing fee for County Legislature and County Executive is $50.00. The filing fee for committeeman or  committeewoman is $25.00.

CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE: 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 the Kansas City Election Board, 30 W. Pershing Road, Suite 2800,Kansas City, Missouri  64108 (816) 842-4820 or the Jackson County Election Board, P.O. Box 296, Independence, Missouri 64051 (816) 325-4600.

PERSONAL DISCLOSURE: 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 www.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 County Legislature or County Executive.

Revised 07/17/13 MJS/mth



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