[CC 1976 §115.010; Ord. No. 1613 §1, 10-22-1985]
The City of Shrewsbury shall be divided into three (3) Wards designated as Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward 3. The boundaries of Ward 1 shall be as set out in Exhibit A; the boundaries of Ward 2 shall be as set out in Exhibit B; and the boundaries of Ward 3 shall be as set out in Exhibit C; all three of which are on file in the office of the City Clerk and are made a part hereof.
[CC 1976 §115.020(A—B)]
A general election shall be held in the City on the first (1st) Tuesday in April of every year ending in an even number for the election of the following who shall hold office for a term of two (2) years and until their successors are elected and qualified to wit:
Terms Of Office. Commencing with the election in 1990 and every four (4) years thereafter, the Mayor shall be elected for a term of four (4) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified. A general election shall be held in the City on the first (1st) Tuesday in April of every year ending in an odd number for the election of one (1) Alderman for each Ward by the qualified voters of the City and who shall hold office for a term of two (2) years and until their successors are elected and qualified.
[CC 1976 §115.020(C)]
Rules and regulations governing the conduct of elections held in the City including, but not limited to, selection of polling places judges and clerks shall be under the jurisdiction of the Board of Election Commissioners of St. Louis County, Missouri, in accordance with Chapter 115, RSMo.
[CC 1976 §115.020 G—H; Ord. No. 325 §§1—6,8, 1-13-1934; Ord. No. 928 §2, 5-9-1967; Ord. No. 1005 §15, 2-10-1970; Ord. No. 1502 §1, 5-25-1983; Ord. No. 1613 §2, 10-22-1985; Ord. No. 1717 §1, 11-10-1987; Ord. No. 1772 §1, 7-25-1989; Ord. No. 1776 §1, 8-22-1989; Ord. No. 2060 §1, 8-27-1996]
Before the name of any candidate for office shall be placed upon the official ballot of this City, a certificate of nomination shall be made by filing the same with the City Clerk, executed with the formalities prescribed for the execution of an instrument affecting real estate not earlier than 8:00 A.M. on the fifteenth (15th) Tuesday prior to the election and not after 5:00 P.M. on the eleventh (11th) Tuesday prior to the election. The election authority for the City shall receive the ballot language not after 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to the opening of filing in at least one (1) newspaper of general circulation in the municipality. In case of any vacancy in said nomination, by resignation, death or otherwise, the certificate of nomination to fill the vacancy shall be filed with the City Clerk not later than ten (10) days before such election.
In addition to the filing of a certificate of nomination, a filing fee, which is not refundable, in accordance with the schedule of fees hereinafter set opposite the office for which such person is a candidate, shall be paid to the City of Shrewsbury in cash at the same time the certificate of nomination is filed; and no one shall be eligible as a candidate nor shall his or her name appear on the ballot or be inserted on the voting machine unless the requirements as set forth herein are met within the time above prescribed.
The certificate of nomination, which may consist of one (1) or more writings, shall contain the name of the person nominated, his/her residence, occupation and the office for which he/she is nominated and also the home address of the signer. The certificate for the office of Aldermen shall be signed by electors residing within the ward and must contain at least thirty-five (35) signatures. The certificate of nomination for the office of Mayor shall be signed by electors residing within the City of Shrewsbury and shall contain at least fifty (50) signatures.
Each signer shall declare in said certificate that he/she is a bona fide supporter of the candidate sought to be nominated and has not aided, and will not aid, the nomination of any other candidate for the same office. If a signer appears on more than one certificate of nomination for the same office, said signer shall become ineligible to be a bona fide supporter of either candidate and shall not be counted as a signature required.
No person shall be Mayor unless he/she be at least twenty-five (25) years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City at the time of and for at least one (1) year next preceding his/her election.
[Ord. No. 2805 §1, 3-10-2015]
No person shall be an Alderman unless he or she is at least eighteen (18) years of age, a citizen of the United States, and an inhabitant and resident of the City for one (1) year next preceding his or her election, and a resident at the time he or she files and during the time he or she serves, of the ward from which he or she is elected.
[CC 1976 §115.030; Ord. No. 50, 8-19-1920]
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen shall have power to call a special election, without any further ordinance upon any question which requires a special election.
Special elections shall be governed by the General Election Laws of the State of Missouri, and the polls shall be opened and closed according to said General Election Laws.
[CC 1976 §115.040; Ord. No. 1402 §1, 11-13-1980; Ord. No. 1934 §1, 4-12-1994]
If a vacancy occurs in any office, the Mayor or the person exercising the duties of the Mayor shall cause a special meeting of the Board of Aldermen to convene where a successor to the vacant office shall be selected. The remaining balance, if any, of the term of such vacated office shall be filled by election at the next regular municipal election in the same manner as provided for the election to any elective office, including the office of Aldermen, within the City.
If a vacancy occurs in any office not elective, the Mayor shall appoint a suitable person to discharge the duties of such office until the first (1st) regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen thereafter, at which time such vacancy shall be permanently filled.