ATTENTION: COVID 19 Procedures for Declaration of Candidacy Filing -
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, beginning Declarations of Candidacy may be filed by appointment through March 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
- To schedule an appointment to file at our Independence location, 201 W. Lexington, 2nd Floor, Independence, MO 64050, call and leave a message at 816-881-3246.
- To schedule an appointment to file at our Downtown Courthouse location, 415 E. 12th Street, 2nd Floor, Kansas City, MO 64106, call and leave a message at 816-881-3240.
The County Clerk's Office will be closed until April 24, 2020. Please Check our website for updates.
PRIMARY ELECTION - August 4, 2020
GENERAL ELECTION - November 3, 2020
The opening date to file a declaration of candidacy for the primary election is Tuesday, February 25,
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 31,
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 4,
Withdrawal deadline for the November 3,
The ballot position will be determined by the date and time the candidate files his/her declaration of candidacy.
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 office. Effective January 1, 1979, he/she further shall have met, prior to filing for office, the training qualifications required by 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 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 Prosecuting Attorney and Sheriff 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 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.