City of Weldon Spring, MO
St. Charles County
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[Ord. No. 92-29, 11-24-1992; Ord. No. 00-39 §§1 — 2, 12-12-2000]
A. 
As of November 24, 1992, the two (2) existing City Wards will be deemed dissolved and the area contained within the City limits will be divided and reapportioned into three (3) new Aldermanic Wards to become effective April 6, 1993, described, diagrammed and numbered on the City of Weldon Spring Aldermanic Map. The newly established Ward III will elect two (2) Aldermen.
B. 
Redistricting Of Wards.
1. 
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Weldon Spring want to reapportion and redistrict the three (3) wards in order to reflect the current population of the City and to make the new wards regularly shaped and approximately equal in population in a good faith effort based upon current voter registration and other information available.
2. 
Public notice including a legal description and map of the proposed new ward being published is on file in the City offices.
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 Weldon Spring 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 Weldon Spring 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 Weldon Spring 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.
[Ord. No. 07-10 §§1 — 2, 5-8-2007]
A. 
Section 79.030, RSMo., 2000, authorizes Missouri Cities of the Fourth Class, Weldon Spring being such, to hold elections pursuant to the provisions of Section 115.127, RSMo., et seq., 2000, as amended in 2006.
B. 
Any resident of the City of Weldon Spring, Missouri, who files for an elective position as Mayor or Alderman and then wants to withdraw after the closing date for filing of candidacy but before such candidacy is certified to the St. Charles County Election Authority shall be required to provide a notarized written statement to that effect. Thereafter, the candidate must comply with the court order provisions of Section 115.127, RSMo, 2000, as amended in 2006.
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 ST. CHARLES
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I, ____________________, being first duly sworn, state that I reside at ____________________, City of Weldon Spring, 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 Weldon Spring
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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 Weldon Spring. 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.