2018 Elections

August/November 2018



ELECTION DATES: 



PRIMARY ELECTION - August 7, 2018
GENERAL ELECTION - November 6, 2018

FILING OPENS:

 

The opening date to file a declaration of candidacy for the primary election is Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 8:00 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

FILING DEADLINE:  



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)

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 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.)

BALLOT POSITION:  



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

QUALIFICATIONS:



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.

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:

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

OR

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 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 County Legislature and County Executive.

Revised 03/01/18 MJS/mth

General Election Results For Jackson County Committees

Charter Certification

The Jackson County Legislature adopted legislation to include Jackson County Questions 1 - 7 on the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot. Below are the offical results for Questions 1 - 7 indicating Questions 3, 4, and 5 passed with voter approval.

Question 1 - Related to term limits for the County Legislature and certain powers of the County Executive.


YES
NO
JC
69,068
64,574
KC
47,948
54,708
Total
117,016
119,282


Question 2 - Related to term limits for the County Executive.


YES
NO
JC
71,587
64,698
KC
45,852
56,910
Total
117,439
121,608

Question 3 - Related to term limits for the Sheriff and control of the Detention Center.


YES
NO
JC
81,593
55,421
KC
67,665
35,232
Total
149,258
90,653

Question 4 - Related to term limits for the Prosecuting Attorney and control of the COMBAT tax and municipal court.


YES
NO
JC
70,790
64,154
KC
61,514
41,454
Total
132,304
105,608

Question 5 - Related to the authority of the County Counselor.


YES
NO
JC
75,450
57,431
KC
49,876
51,951
Total
125,326
109,382

Question 6 - Related to the County Municipal Court Judge.


YES
NO
JC
64,513
66,183
KC
42,372
57,983
Total
106,885
124,166

Question 7 - Related to qualifications for County office holders.


YES
NO
JC
68,220
65,812
KC
40,679
60,936
Total
108,899
126,748