City of Fredericktown, MO
Madison 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 Tuesday after the first Monday in April of each year.
B. 
On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of even-numbered years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Fredericktown 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 Tuesday after the first Monday in April of odd-numbered years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Fredericktown 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 Tuesday after the first Monday in April of even-numbered years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Fredericktown shall be held for the purpose of electing one 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 16th Tuesday prior to, nor later than 5:00 P.M., on the 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.
A. 
No person shall qualify as a candidate for elective public office in the State of Missouri who has been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the Federal laws of the United States of America or to a felony under the laws of this State or an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in this State.
B. 
Any person who files as a candidate for election to a public office shall be disqualified from participation in the election for which the candidate has filed if such person is delinquent in the payment of any State income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence, as stated on the declaration of candidacy, or if the person is a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the State.
C. 
Each potential candidate for election to a public office shall file an affidavit with the Department of Revenue and include a copy of the affidavit with the declaration of candidacy required under Section 115.349, RSMo. Such affidavit shall be in substantially the form as set out in Section 115.306, RSMo.
D. 
Upon receipt of a complaint alleging a delinquency of the candidate in the filing or payment of any State income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence, as stated on the declaration of candidacy, or if the person is a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the State, the Department of Revenue shall investigate such potential candidate to verify the claim contained in the complaint. If the Department of Revenue finds a positive affirmation to be false, the Department shall contact the Secretary of State, or the election official who accepted such candidate's declaration of candidacy, and the potential candidate. The Department shall notify the candidate of the outstanding tax owed and give the candidate thirty (30) days to remit any such outstanding taxes owed which are not the subject of dispute between the Department and the candidate. If the candidate fails to remit such amounts in full within thirty (30) days, the candidate shall be disqualified from participating in the current election and barred from refiling for an entire election cycle even if the individual pays all of the outstanding taxes that were the subject of the complaint.
The City Clerk shall, on or before the 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.
[Ord. No. 15-1 § 1, 1-12-2015]
A. 
Except as provided in Subsection (B) of this Section, each declaration of candidacy for elected office shall be filed by the candidate in person in the office of the City Clerk.
B. 
A candidate may file his/her declaration of candidacy by certified mail if he/she is:
1. 
Unable to appear in person because of physical disability, and the declaration is accompanied by a sworn statement of a licensed physician so stating; or
2. 
A member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty, and the declaration is accompanied by a sworn statement of the candidate's commanding officer so stating.
C. 
The City Clerk shall require proof of identity of persons when filing declarations of candidacy in person and when filing by mail as provided in Subsection (B) of this Section.
D. 
No candidate's name shall be printed on any official ballot unless his/her written, signed and sworn declaration of candidacy has been filed in the office of the City Clerk as provided herein.
In City elections, the City Clerk shall notify the County Clerk prior to 5:00 P.M. on the 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 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.
[R.O. 2013 § 135.010; Ord. No. 196; Ord. No. 02-54 § 1, 11-25-2002]
A. 
Establishment; Designation. All the territory within the limits of the City shall be divided into three (3) wards which shall be numbered and designated respectively as the "first ward," "second ward" and "third ward" or as "ward one", "ward two" and "ward three."
B. 
First Ward. All that area bound south of a line commencing at a point in the center of the County Courthouse and running west within the center of West Main Street to the intersection of West Main Street and Southwood Avenue; thence south along the center of Southwood Avenue to the intersection of Southwood Avenue and College Avenue; thence west along the center of College Avenue to the intersection of College Avenue and Dalton Avenue; thence north along the center of Dalton Avenue to the intersection of Dalton Avenue and Ferguson Street; thence west along the center of Ferguson Street to the intersection of Ferguson Street and Kingsbury Boulevard; thence north along the center of Kingsbury Boulevard to the intersection of Kingsbury Boulevard and West Main Street; thence west along the center of West Main Street to the center of the bridge over the Little St. Francois River; thence following the Little St. Francois River south along its center to the south City limits; thence east along said City limits to the center of South Main Street; thence north along the center of South Main Street to the point of beginning.
C. 
Second Ward. All that area bound beginning at the intersection of South Main Street and College Avenue; thence south along the center of South Main Street to the southernmost boundary line of the City; thence east following said southern and eastern boundary line of the City to its intersection with East Main Street; thence west along the center of East Main Street to the intersection of East Main Street and Saline Street; thence south along the center of Saline Street to the intersection of Saline Street and College Avenue; thence west along the center of College Avenue to the point of beginning.
D. 
Third Ward. All that area bound beginning at a point in the center of the County Courthouse and running south along the center of South Main Street to the intersection of South Main Street and College Avenue; thence east along the center of College Avenue to the intersection of College Avenue and Saline Street; thence north along the center of Saline Street to the intersection of Saline Street and East Main Street; thence east along the center of East Main Street to the eastern most boundary of the City; thence following said boundary along the east, north, west and south to the intersection of the City limits and the Little St. Francois River.