Village of Twin Oaks, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 105.010 Conformance of Village Elections With State Law.

[R.O. 2011 §105.010]
All Village elections shall be conducted and held in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 115, RSMo.

Section 105.020 Date of Municipal Election.

[R.O. 2011 §105.020; Ord. No. 98-11 §1, 4-1-1998]
A. 
A municipal election for the qualified voters of this Village 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 Village of Twin Oaks shall be held for the purpose of electing three (3) Trustees who shall hold their offices for a term of two (2) years, and until their successors are elected and qualified.
C. 
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 Village of Twin Oaks shall be held for the purpose of electing two (2) Trustees, who shall hold their offices for a term of two (2) years, and until their successors are elected and qualified.

Section 105.025 Elections To Be Held At Large.

[Ord. No. 16-01 §1, 12-7-2016]
The City, having a population of one thousand (1,000) or less in the most recent census, hereby chooses to elect Aldermen at large pursuant to Section 79.060.2, RSMo.

Section 105.027 Collector and Chief of Police — Appointed Offices.

[Ord. No. 16-03 §§1 — 2, 12-7-2016]
A. 
The Board of Aldermen, having received the approval of a majority of the voters voting at the election at which the issue was submitted, hereby establishes the office of Collector as an appointed office.
B. 
The Board of Aldermen, having received the approval of a majority of the voters voting at the election at which the issue was submitted, hereby establishes the office of Police of Chief as an appointed office.

Section 105.030 Declaration of Candidacy — Dates For Filing.

[R.O. 2011 §105.030; Ord. No. 96-29 §1, 8-21-1996; Ord. No. 308 §1, 12-2-2009]
Any person who desires to become a candidate for an elected Village office at the general Village election shall file with the Village Administrator/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 Village municipal election, a written declaration of his/her intent to become a candidate at said election. The Village Administrator/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 105.040 Declaration of Candidacy — Notice To Public.

[R.O. 2011 §105.040; Ord. No. 96-29 §2, 8-21-1996; Ord. No. 98-16 §1, 5-6-1998; Ord. No. 308 §2, 12-2-2009]
The Village Administrator/Clerk shall on or before the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday prior to an election at which Village 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 Village.

Section 105.050 Conduct of Elections.

[R.O. 2011 §105.070]
The St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners, as the designated election authority, by State Statute, shall conduct all Village elections, provided however, if there is no other overlapping political subdivision election on the same day as a Village election and if directed by the Board of Trustees by appropriate election ordinance passed prior to 8:00 A.M., on the Friday before the ninth (9th) Tuesday prior to the Village election, and if notification thereof is received by the election authority no later than 5:00 P.M. on the eighth (8th) Tuesday prior to the election, in writing and in proper form, the Village Administrator/Clerk shall conduct the Village election in accordance with the appropriate provisions of Chapter 115, RSMo.

Section 105.060 Notice of Elections.

In Village elections, the Village Administrator/Clerk shall notify the Board of Election Commissioners prior to 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to any Village election except as noted in Section 115.125.1, RSMo. The notice shall be in writing, shall specify that the Board of Trustees 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 pursuant to Subsection (2) of Section 115.127, RSMo. 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 105.070 Procedure Following Election.

[R.O. 2011 §105.100; Ord. No. 306 §1, 11-18-2009]
A. 
Returns. On certification of the election returns by the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners, the results of any election, whether regular or special, shall be declared by the Village Administrator/Clerk at the next regular Board of Trustees meeting following the certification and in no event later than twenty (20) days following certification. Those candidates receiving the highest number of votes for the positions to be filled shall be declared elected and shall be inducted into office following such declaration.
B. 
If two (2) or more persons receive an equal number of votes for nomination or election to any office not otherwise provided for in Section 115.515, RSMo., or this Section, and a higher number of votes than any other candidate for nomination or election to the same office, the officer with whom such candidates filed their declarations of candidacy shall, immediately after the results of the election have been certified, issue a proclamation stating the fact and ordering a special election to determine which candidate is elected to the office. The proclamation shall set the date of the election and shall be sent by the officer to each election authority responsible for conducting the special election. In his/her proclamation, the officer shall specify the name of each candidate for the office to be voted on at the election, and the special election shall be conducted and the votes counted as in other elections.
C. 
As an alternative to the procedure prescribed in Subsections (A) and (B) of this Section, if the candidates who received an equal number of votes in such election agree to the procedure prescribed in this Subsection, the officer with whom such candidates filed their declarations of candidacy may, after notification of the time and place of such drawing given to each such candidate at least five (5) days before such drawing, determine the winner of such election by lot. Any candidate who received an equal number of votes may decline to have his or her name put into such drawing.