County Legislature 3rd District Filing Procedures

Candidate Filing

Filing Re-open May 21-25

Due to the withdrawal by the incumbent candidate for the office of County Legislature - 3rd District and pursuant to the Revised Statutes of Missouri section 115.361, the Clerk of the County Legislature will re-open candidate filing for this office only, for the August Primary Election, for a five-day period beginning, at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018, and closing at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Persons wishing to file a declaration of candidacy for nomination to the office of County Legislator - 3rd District at the August 7, 2018 primary may do so at the Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. All filers must use the west entrance located on Oak Street, which will open at 7 a.m.  Anyone wishing to file for this office will be asked to form a single file line, prior to proceeding through the security checkpoint. An associate from the County Clerk’s Office will distribute numbers to those in line. Filers will then proceed to the second floor and form a line in numerical order outside the glass doors marked LEGISLATIVE OFFICES. The County Clerk’s Office will open at 8 a.m. to accept declarations. To expedite this process, each filer should have their current voter I.D. card needed to complete the declaration form. Filers should additionally have the Department of Revenue (DOR) Form 5120, Candidate’s Affidavit of Tax Payments. Each filer will approach the counter when their number is called, provide their filing fee receipt, and complete all required paperwork. The cost to file is $50.00 cash or check payable to the appropriate county party committee.

Qualifications for County Legislature

Each member of the Legislature shall be a qualified voter in Jackson County for at least three years preceding his/her election and a resident in his/her district for at least one year preceding his/her nomination.

If you have any questions regarding this procedure, kindly contact Mary Jo Spino, Clerk of the County Legislature at mspino@jacksongov.org and Tedi H. Rowland, Deputy County Clerk at trowland@jacksongov.org.