City of Aurora, MO
Lawrence County
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Cross References — Administration, Title I; city council, Ch. 110.
[RSMo. §78.530]
A. 
Any person desiring to become a candidate for Councilman shall file with the City Clerk a statement of such candidacy in substantially the following form:
State of Missouri
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County of Lawrence
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I, ____________________________ being first duly sworn, say that I reside at ____________________________ street, City of ____________________________, County of Lawrence, State of Missouri; that I am a qualified voter therein; that I am a candidate for nomination to the office of councilman to be voted upon at the municipal election to be held on ______ Tuesday of _______________________, 19____, and am eligible therefor, and I hereby request that my name be printed upon the official ballot for such office, and that I will serve as such officer, if elected.
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Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me this ______ day of __________________, 19____.
(Signed)
B. 
The City Clerk shall thereupon cause the official ballots to be printed, and upon the ballots the names of the candidates shall appear in the order that their statements of candidacy were filed with the City Clerk, and above the names of the candidates shall appear the words "Vote for (number to be elected)".
C. 
The ballots shall be in substantially the following form:
Warning: Voting for more than the total number of candidates to be elected to any office will invalidate this ballot.
OFFICIAL BALLOT
Candidates for Councilmen of Aurora at general election.
FOR COUNCILMEN
Vote for (number to be elected)
........... (Name of candidate) ..............
........... (Name of candidate) ..............
........... (Name of candidate) ..............
[RSMo. §78.540]
A. 
If a person elected fails to qualify within thirty (30) days after his election, the office shall be filled as if there were a vacancy in such office, as herein provided.
B. 
No informalities in conducting municipal elections shall invalidate the same, if they have been conducted fairly and in substantial conformity to the requirements of these Sections.
C. 
The Council shall by ordinance, resolution or otherwise, divide the City into as many voting precincts as it may deem necessary to afford all the voters a convenient opportunity of exercising the right of franchise in all municipal elections to be held in the City, and each of said precincts shall be deemed a ward within the purview of the general and primary election laws of the State.