City of New Melle, MO
St. Charles 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.
B. 
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 New Melle 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.
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 New Melle 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 New Melle 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.
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.
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.
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Editor's Note — As to arrearage or delinquency in all taxes, §115.342, RSMo.
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.
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 ST. CHARLES
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I, _________________________, being first duly sworn, state that I reside at _________________________, City of New Melle, County of St. Charles, 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 New Melle
(SEAL)
In City elections, the City Clerk shall notify the St. Charles County Election Authority 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.
[Ord. No. 145 §4, 11-17-1999; Ord. No. 175 §§2 — 3, 5 — 6, 12-18-2002]
A. 
Wards Established. The Trustees acting as Aldermen, pursuant to Section 72.070, RSMo., have divided the City into two (2) Wards, named Ward I and Ward II, and said wards shall be established as designated on Exhibit A on file in the City offices. The City of New Melle shall have two (2) Wards with two (2) Aldermen to be elected from each Ward.
B. 
Re-establishment Of Ward Boundaries.
1. 
The Board of Aldermen have determined that a due to the change in population and area of the City limits of the City of New Melle that it is necessary to re-determine and re-establish the Ward boundaries. Pursuant to Section 79.060, RSMo., the Board of Aldermen hereby adopt and proclaim the Ward I and Ward II shall be re-established as designated on Exhibit A on file in the City offices. The City of New Melle shall continue to have two (2) Wards with two (2) Aldermen to be elected from each Ward.
2. 
These re-established Ward boundaries are for the purpose of establishing qualifications for nominations and all other election matters pertaining to elections to be held after January 1, 2003, unless otherwise amended by a subsequent ordinance.
3. 
Upon each annexation of land into the City, the land being annexed shall be assigned to the appropriate Ward or Wards as determined by the Board of Aldermen and the Ward boundary shall be deemed amended to include the area annexed without the necessity of changing the general descriptions contained in Exhibit A on file in the City offices.