City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 115.010 Conformance of City Elections With State Law.

All City elections shall be conducted and held in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 115, RSMo.

Section 115.020 Date of Municipal Election. [1]

[Ord. No. 3244 §2, 1-26-2012]
A. 
A municipal election for the qualified voters of this City shall be held on the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of each year.
B. 
On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of odd-numbered years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Fenton shall be held for the purpose of electing a Mayor who shall hold his/her office for a term of two (2) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
C. 
On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of odd-numbered years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Fenton shall be held for the purpose of electing one (1) Alderman from each ward who shall hold his/her office for a term of two (2) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
D. 
On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of even-numbered years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Fenton shall be held for the purpose of electing one (1) Alderman from each ward who shall hold his/her office for a term of two (2) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
E. 
Reserved.
[1]
Editor's Note — Beginning in April 1997, the Mayor with the consent and approval of the Board of Aldermen was authorized by voter approval at an election held April 4, 1995 to appoint a Chief of Police who shall perform all duties of a City Marshal as required by law. Additionally, at the April 5, 2011 general election, the voters approved a proposition changing the City Collector position from elected to appointed. See also §125.010.

Section 115.030 Declaration of Candidacy — Dates For Filing.

Any person who desires to become a candidate for an elective City office at the general City election shall file with the City Clerk, not prior to the hour of 8:00 A.M., on the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday prior to, nor later than 5:00 P.M., on the eleventh (11th) Tuesday prior to the next City municipal election, a written declaration of his/her intent to become a candidate at said election. The City Clerk shall keep a permanent record of the names of the candidates, the offices for which they seek election, and the date of their filing, and their names shall appear on the ballots in that order.

Section 115.035 Candidates For Municipal Office — No Arrearage For Municipal Taxes Permitted. [1]

[Ord. No. 3463 §1, 9-25-2014]
No person shall be a candidate for municipal office unless such person complies with the provisions of Section 115.342, RSMo., regarding payment of municipal taxes.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to arrearage or delinquency in all taxes, §115.342, RSMo.

Section 115.040 Declaration of Candidacy — Notice To Public.

The City Clerk shall, on or before the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday prior to any election at which City offices are to be filled by said election, notify the general public of the opening filing date, the office or offices to be filled, the proper place for filing, and the closing filing date of the election. Such notification may be accomplished by legal notice published in at least one (1) newspaper of general circulation in the City.

Section 115.050 Notice of Elections.

In City elections, the City Clerk shall notify the Board of Election Commissioners prior to 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to any City election except as noted in Section 115.125.1, RSMo. The notice shall be in writing, shall specify that the Board of Aldermen is calling the election, the purpose of the election, the date of the election, and shall include a certified copy of the legal notice to be published including the sample ballot. The notice and any other information required by this Section may, with the prior notification to the election authority receiving the notice, be accepted by facsimile transmission prior to 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to the election, provided that the original copy of the notice and a certified copy of the legal notice to be published shall be received in the office of the election authority within three (3) business days from the date of the facsimile transmission.

Section 115.060 Withdrawal of Candidacy.

Any person who has filed a declaration of candidacy for elective office and who wishes to withdraw as a candidate may do so under the provisions set forth in Section 115.127, RSMo.

Section 115.070 Wards.

[R.O. 2006 §115.010; Ord. No. 1353 §1, 2-19-1990]
The City of Fenton is hereby divided into four (4) City Wards, descriptions of which can be found on file in the office of the City Clerk. The City shall have eight (8) Aldermen, two (2) elected from each Ward, in alternating years, for terms of two (2) years.