City of Eldon, MO
Miller County
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Section 105.010 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 105.020 Date of Municipal Election.

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, 2000, and every four (4) years thereafter, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Eldon shall be held for the purpose of electing a Mayor who shall hold his/her office for a term of four (4) 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 Eldon 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 Eldon 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. 
On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of 1994 and every four years thereafter a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Eldon shall be held for the purpose of electing a Marshal Ex Officio Collector who shall hold his/her office for a term of four (4) years and until his/her successors are elected and qualified.

Section 105.030 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 105.035 Candidates For Municipal Office — No Arrearage For Municipal Taxes or User Fees Permitted.

No person shall be a candidate for municipal office unless such person complies with the provisions of Section 115.346, RSMo., regarding payment of municipal taxes or user fees.

Section 105.040 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 105.050 Declaration of Candidacy — Form.

The form of said written declaration of candidacy shall be substantially as follows:
DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY
STATE OF MISSOURI
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COUNTY OF MILLER
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I, ____________________________, being first duly sworn, state that I reside at ____________________________, City of Eldon, County of Miller, Missouri; that I am a qualified voter; that I do hereby declare myself a candidate for the office of ____________________________, to be voted upon at the municipal election to be held on the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April, ____, and I meet all the qualifications required of a candidate for said office, and I hereby request that my name be printed upon the official ballot for said election for said office and state that I will serve as such officer, if elected.
Signed:
Subscribed and sworn to before me this ______ day of ________, ____.
  City Clerk
  City of Eldon
(SEAL)

Section 105.060 Notice of Elections.

In City elections, the City Clerk shall notify the County Clerk 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 105.070 Reason For Redistricting.

[CC 1988 §28.010]
Whereas, it is deemed necessary by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Eldon, Missouri, to redistrict the three (3) wards of the City of Eldon so that more equal representation may be had by the residents of the three (3) wards of the City on a basis of population.

Section 105.080 Wards.

[CC 1988 §§28.020 — 28.050; Ord. No. 1454 §§2 — 4, 12-10-1991]
A. 
The City of Eldon shall hereafter be divided into three (3) wards which shall be named and called the First Ward, the Second Ward and the Third Ward, respectively.
1. 
First Ward boundary. The First Ward shall be composed of all territory in the City lying east of a line drawn from the south boundary line of the City of Eldon and extending north following the centerline of the various streets and roads as follows:
Beginning at the south City limit boundary line through the centerline of the Old Tuscumbia Road, thence north along said centerline to the centerline of 15th Street, thence west along said centerline to the centerline of Maple Street, thence north along said centerline to the centerline of Business Highway 52/4th Street, thence west along said centerline to the centerline of Oak Street, thence north along said centerline to the centerline of High Street, thence east along said centerline to the centerline of Mill Street, thence north along said centerline to the centerline of Jemphrey Road, thence east along said centerline to the centerline of Mill Street, thence north along said centerline to the centerline of Haynes, thence west along said centerline to the centerline of Oak Street, thence north along said centerline to the northernmost City limits line.
2. 
Second Ward boundary. The Second Ward shall be composed of all territory in the City lying north and west of a line described as follows:
Beginning at the westernmost City limits line at the point where the centerline of North Street intersects with said City limit line, thence east along said North Street centerline to the centerline of Godfrey Avenue, thence north along said centerline to the centerline of High Street, thence east along said centerline to the centerline of Mill Street, thence north along said centerline to the centerline of Jemphrey Road, thence east along said centerline to the centerline of Mill Street, thence north along said centerline to the centerline of Haynes, thence west along said centerline to the centerline of Oak Street, thence north along said centerline to the northernmost City limits line.
3. 
Third Ward boundary. The Third Ward shall be composed of all territory in the City lying south and west of a line described as follows:
Beginning at the westernmost City limits line at the point where the centerline of North Street intersects with said City limit line, thence east along said North Street centerline to the centerline of Godfrey Avenue, thence north along said centerline to the centerline of Oak Street, thence south along said centerline to the centerline of Highway 52/4th Street, thence east along said centerline to the centerline of Maple Street, thence south along said centerline to the centerline of 15th Street, thence east along said centerline to the centerline of the Old Tuscumbia Road, thence south along said centerline to the south City limits.