City of Oak Grove, MO
Jackson County
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All City elections shall be conducted and held in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 115, RSMo.
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.
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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 Oak Grove shall be held for the purpose of electing a Mayor who shall hold his/her office for a term of two (2) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
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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 Oak Grove 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.
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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 Oak Grove 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 even-numbered years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Oak Grove shall be held for the purpose of electing a Collector who shall hold his/her office for a term of two (2) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
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 fifteenth (15th) 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.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-8-2015]
No person shall be a candidate for municipal office unless such person complies with the provisions of Section 115.342, RSMo., regarding payment of taxes.
The City Clerk shall, on or before the fifteenth (15th) 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.
The form of said written declaration of candidacy shall be substantially as follows:
STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY
STATE OF MISSOURI
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COUNTY OF JACKSON
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I, _________________________, being first duly sworn, state that I reside at _________________________, City of Oak Grove, County of Jackson, 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 Oak Grove
(SEAL)
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 written notice shall be executed on behalf of the Board of Aldermen by the Mayor of the Board and shall include the attestation of the City Clerk and shall have affixed thereto the Seal of the City of Oak Grove. 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.
[Ord. No. 1338 §1, 10-15-2001; Ord. No. 1722 §1, 9-19-2011]
A. 
The Board of Aldermen hereby redraws the ward boundaries of the City in accordance with the ward boundaries shown on Exhibit A, on file in the City offices, and the following descriptions:
1. 
Ward 1. All the land within the corporate limits of Oak Grove, beginning at the intersection of Broadway and Jim Owings Road; south along Broadway to 8th Street; west to Mitchell Street; south to 10th Street; east to Clinton Street; south to 13th Street; west to 15th Street; east to Broadway; south to the southernmost boundary of the City; and thereafter west and north along the western boundary of the existing City limits to the point of intersection with Broadway and Jim Owings Road.
2. 
Ward 2. All the land within the corporate limits of Oak Grove, beginning at the intersection of Broadway and the northernmost boundary of the City; south along Broadway to 8th Street; east to Salem Street; south to 12th Street; east to Ray Drive; north to 11th Street; east to Prairie Lane; south to 12th Street; east to Hillside Drive; south to 18th Street; east to High Drive; south to 19th Street; east to Shady Oak Drive; north along Shady Oak Drive and the existing eastern and northern City limits to the point of intersection of Broadway and the northernmost boundary of the City; and including the area detached from the City and used as the City's south sewer lagoon facility.
3. 
Ward 3. All the land within the corporate limits of Oak Grove, beginning at the intersection of 8th Street and Mitchell Street; south along Mitchell Street to 10th Street; east along 10th Street to Clinton Street: south along Clinton Street to 13th Street; west to 15th Street; east to Broadway; south to 25th Street; thereafter east along the existing City limits to their intersection with Shady Oak Drive; south to 19th Street; west to High Drive; north to 18th Street; west to Hillside Drive; north to 12th Street; west to Prairie Lane; north to 11th Street; west to Ray Drive; south to 12th Street; west to Salem Street; north along Salem Street to 8th Street; along 8th Street thence back to the intersection of 8th Street and Mitchell Street.