City of Warsaw, MO
Benton 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 Warsaw 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 Warsaw 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-numbers years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Warsaw 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.
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:
STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY
STATE OF MISSOURI
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COUNTY OF BENTON
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I, _________________________, being first duly sworn, state that I reside at _________________________, City of Warsaw, County of Benton, 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 Warsaw
(SEAL)
[CC 1978 §31.050]
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 Warsaw. 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.
[CC 1978 §§30.010 — 30.040; Ord. No. 645, 6-4-1990; Ord. No. 99-903 §1, 11-15-1999; Ord No. 2002-38 §1, 12-2-02; Ord. No. 31 §1, 12-5-2011]
A. 
The City of Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri, is hereby divided into three (3) voting wards as hereinafter delineated.
1. 
Ward Number One. Ward Number One shall be comprised of all that part of the City of Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri as now incorporated, and whether platted or not, and beginning at the most northerly City limits lying west of the center line of Commercial Street, south along the center line of Commercial Street, to the center line of Polk Street, south along the center line of Polk Street, to the center line of Cedar Street, east along the center line of Cedar Street, to the center line of Van Buren Street, south along the center line of Van Buren Street, to the center line of Stage Coach Avenue, southwesterly along the center line of Stage Coach Avenue, to the center line of Niangua Street, east along the center line of Niangua Street, to the center line of Commercial Street, south along the center line of Commercial Street, continuing across Harrison Street, to the most south City limits and is hereby established and designated as Ward One of the City of Warsaw, Missouri.
2. 
Ward Number Two. Ward Number Two shall be comprised of all that part of the City of Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri as now incorporated, and whether platted or not, and beginning at the most southerly City limits lying east of Commercial Street, to the center line of Niangua Street, west along the center line of Niangua Street, to the center line of Stage Coach Avenue, northeasterly along the center line of Stage Coach Avenue, to the center line of Van Buren Street, north along the center line of Van Buren Street, to the center line of Cedar Street, east along the center line of Cedar Street, to the center line of Oak Street, north along the center line of Oak Street, to the center line of Sue Avenue, east along the center line of Sue Avenue, to the center line of Pearl Avenue, southwesterly along the center line of Pearl Avenue, to the center line of Burlin Street, southeasterly along the center line of Burlin Street, continuing across Commercial Street to the center line of Hazel Street, south along the center line of Hazel Street, to the center line of Hickory Street, east along the center line of Hickory Street, to the center line of Birch Street, south along the center line of Birch Street, to the center line of Hawthorne Drive, southeasterly along the center line of Hawthorne Drive, to the center line of Woodlawn Drive, south along the center line of Woodlawn Drive, to the center line of Sycamore Drive, east along the center line of Sycamore Drive, to the center line of Elm Drive, south along the center line of Elm Drive, continuing south across East Main Street to the most south City limits and is hereby established and designated as Ward Two of the City of Warsaw, Missouri.
3. 
Ward Number Three. Ward Number Three shall be comprised of all that part of the City of Warsaw, Benton County, Missouri as now incorporated, and whether platted or not, and beginning at the most northerly City limits lying east of Commercial Street, south along the center line of Commercial Street, to the center line of Polk Street, south along the center line of Polk Street, to the center line of Cedar Street, east along the center line of Cedar Street, to the center line of Oak Street, north along the center line of Oak Street, to the center line of Sue Avenue, east along the center line of Sue Avenue, to the center line of Pearl Avenue, southwesterly along the center line of Pearl Avenue, to the center line of Burlin Street, southwesterly along the center line of Burlin Street, continuing across Commercial Street, to the center line of Hazel Street, south along the center line of Hazel Street, to the center line of Hickory Street, east along the center line of Hickory Street, to the center line of Birch Street, south along the center line of Birch Street, to the center line of Hawthorne Drive, southeasterly along the center line of Hawthorne Drive, to the center line of Woodlawn Drive, south along the center line of Woodlawn Drive, to the center line of Sycamore Drive, east along the center line of Sycamore Drive, to the center line of Elm Drive, south along the center line of Elm Drive, continuing south across East Main Street to the most south City limits and is hereby established and designated Ward Three of the City of Warsaw, Missouri.