The City of Harrisonville will begin accepting filings for candidacy for the April 4, 2023, Municipal Election on December 6, 2022.
Open positions include: Aldermen Ward 1 – four year term, Aldermen Ward 2 – four year term, Aldermen Ward 3 – four year term, Aldermen Ward 4 – four year term and Mayor – four year term.
Filings for candidacy will open at 8 a.m. on December 6. Fillings for candidacy will close at 5 p.m. on December 27, 2022.
All candidates who wish to have their names on the official ballot will need to file their names in person with the City Clerk at City Hall – 300 E Pearl Street, Harrisonville, MO. Filing hours will be Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On the first day of filing, each candidate will draw a number at random. The number drawn by the candidate will be recorded by the City Clerk and noted on the Declaration of Candidacy form completed by the candidate. The names of candidates who filed on the first day of filing for each office will be listed on the ballot in ascending order of the numbers drawn. (i.e. The candidate who draws the lowest number will be listed first on the ballot.)
Any candidate who declines or fails to draw a number at the time of filing will have one drawn for them, at random, by the City Clerk.
The names of candidates who file after 5 p.m. on the first day of filing will be listed on the ballot in the sequential order in which their Declaration of Candidacy is filed.
Please note that City Hall will be closed on December 26th and 27th, for the Christmas holiday. Regardless of the closure on December 27, the City Clerk’s office will be available to complete the filing process.
Candidate qualifications: Candidate cannot be found guilty of or pled guilty to felony or misdemeanor under federal law or to a felony under the laws of this state or an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in this state; required to file Missouri Department of Revenue Form 5120;must be a resident of the City of Harrisonville for one (1) year preceding the election and shall remain a resident of Harrisonville; must be at least 25 years of age at the time of the election; must be a citizen of the United States.
For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office at (816) 380-8916 or email email@example.com