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City of Chesterfield, MO
St. Louis County
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Cross references — Administration, Ch. 2; when election to be called to fill vacancy in office of Mayor, § 2-31; division of City into wards, Councilmen, § 2-43; City Administrator not to use official authority or influence to interfere with any election, § 2-81; City Clerk's duties concerning elections, § 2-93; sale of intoxicating liquor on Sunday, election days and New Year's Eve on Sunday, § 4-8; Municipal Court, Ch. 19.
State law reference — Registration of voters, RSMo. § 115.132 et seq.
[Ord. No. 21, §§ 1, 2, 6-1-1988; Ord. No. 154, §§ 1, 2, 8-15-1988; Ord. No. 218, §§ 2, 3, 12-5-1988; Ord. No. 2920 §§1 –– 2, 11-7-2016]
(a) 
There will be four (4) wards established within the City of Chesterfield.
(b) 
The ward boundary lines within the City are described and designated for the election of Council members pursuant to the ordinances of the City.
(c) 
The legal description of the election districts are not set out herein, but are on file and available for inspection in the Office of the City Clerk.
[1]
Cross reference — Division of City into wards, § 2-43.
[Ord. No. 14, § 1, 6-1-1988; Ord. No. 2920 §§1 –– 2, 11-7-2016]
(a) 
A general non-partisan election for the election of Mayor and Council member of the City of Chesterfield shall be held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in April of each year.
(b) 
The name of candidates for municipal office shall be listed on the ballot in the order in which they are filed.
[1]
Cross reference — Sale of alcohol on election days, § 4-8.
[Ord. No. 14, § 2, 6-1-1988; Ord. No. 152, § 1, 8-15-1988; Ord. No. 340, § 1, 9-5-1989; Ord. No. 369, § 2, 11-6-1989; Ord. No. 2013, § 1, 8-19-1996; Ord. No. 2920 §§1 –– 2, 11-7-2016]
(a) 
Declarations of candidacy filed for office in the municipal election shall be received by the City Clerk or his or her designee commencing at 8:00 a.m. on the 16th Tuesday prior to the election. No declaration for candidacy for office shall be accepted by the City Clerk or his or her designee after 5:00 p.m. on the 11th Tuesday prior to the election.
(b) 
No candidate's name shall be printed on any official ballot unless the candidate has filed a written Declaration of Candidacy and paid the appropriate filing fee to the City Clerk or his or her designee.
(c) 
Each Declaration of Candidacy shall state the candidate's full name, name to appear on the ballot, date of birth, residence address, length of residency at that address, office for which he or she proposes to be a candidate and that if elected he or she will serve. It shall be subscribed and sworn to be the candidate before an official authorized to accept his or her Declaration of Candidacy.
(d) 
All candidates filing their Declarations of Candidacy shall personally file said declaration with the City Clerk or his or her designee.
(e) 
Declarations of Candidacy will be received by the City Clerk or his or her designee in the order which the candidates pass through the front door of City Hall and the Clerk or his or her designee shall continue to accept filings in that order until all persons have filed.
[Ord. No. 14, § 3, 6-1-1988; Ord. No. 152, §§ 2, 3, 8-15-1988; Ord. No. 369, § 3, 11-6-1989; Ord. No. 2920 §§1 –– 2, 11-7-2016]
(a) 
Candidates filing for office will only be admitted through the front door.
(b) 
Declarations of Candidacy will be received by the City Clerk or his or her designee in the order which the candidates pass through the front door and shall continue to be accepted in that order until all persons have filed.
(c) 
The person to pass through the front door shall be the candidate only and not a designee or stand in.
(d) 
The City Clerk or his or her designee must issue and post a legal notice prior to the opening of filing. Legal notice may be published in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the City.
[Ord. No. 14, § 4, 6-1-1988; Ord. No. 2920 §§1 –– 2, 11-7-2016]
Any person filing or attempting to file for office by any means other than under the procedure set forth in this chapter shall be disqualified and his or her name removed from the ballot.
[Ord. No. 902, § 1, 5-2-1994; Ord. No. 2920 §§1 –– 2, 11-7-2016]
Declarations of Candidacy for office in a special election to fill a vacancy for the City Council shall be received by the City Clerk or his or her designee commencing at 8:00 a.m. on the seventh Tuesday prior to the election. No Declaration of Candidacy for office shall be accepted by the City Clerk or his or her designee after 5:00 p.m. on the third Friday following the seventh Tuesday prior to the election.