City of Union, MO
Franklin County
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Cross References — As to administration, ch. 110; as to city clerk to be election officer, §125.320.

Section 105.010 Date.

[R.O. 2012 §105.010; CC 1992 §8-16; Ord. No. 1519 §1, 4-3-1978]
A. 
A general election for the elective officers of the City shall be held on the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of each year.
1. 
On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of odd-numbered years, an election shall be held by the qualified voters of each Ward in the City for Mayor, Municipal Judge and for one Alderman for each Ward, who shall hold their respective offices for the term of two (2) years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified, except that the Mayor shall hold office for four (4) years and until his/her successor shall be elected and qualified.
2. 
On the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of even-numbered years, an election shall be held by the qualified voters of each Ward of the City for Collector and one (1) Alderman for each Ward, who shall hold his/her respective offices for the term of two (2) years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified, except that the Collector shall hold office for four (4) years and until his/her successor shall be elected and qualified.

Section 105.020 Filing of Candidates.

[R.O. 2012 §105.020; CC 1992 §8-17; Ord. No. 1608 §1, 12-14-1981; Ord. No. 1639 §1, 6-13-1983; Ord. No. 1651 §1, 12-12-1983; Ord. No. 1851, 9-12-1988; Ord. No. 2301 §§1 — 2, 8-12-1996; Ord. No. 2654 §1, 7-9-2001]
Any person desiring to seek elective City municipal office may do so by filing his/her name and the office for which he/she seeks election with the City Clerk during normal working hours at the City Clerk's office at 8:00 A.M. on the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday prior to the election, and the closing date shall be 5:00 P.M. on the eleventh (11th) Tuesday prior to the election. For the purpose of determining the order in which declarations of candidacy are filed, the City Clerk or his or her designee shall, at 5:00 P.M. on the first (1st) day of filing, hold a lottery from amongst all candidates having filed on that day to determine the order upon which candidates names shall appear on the ballot. This lottery shall be open to the public and shall be held in City Hall. Declarations of candidacy received thereafter shall be placed on the ballot in the order they are received. The Clerk or his or her designee shall continue to accept filings until filing has closed. A legal notice shall be published in at least one (1) newspaper of general circulation prior to the opening of the filing.

Section 105.030 Determination of Qualifications of Candidates.

[R.O. 2012 §105.030; CC 1992 §8-18; Ord. No. 1519 §3, 4-3-1978]
Any person who is not qualified for his/her office as provided by this Article or other ordinances shall not be entitled to have his/her name printed on the ballot. The qualifications of a candidate for office may be challenged pursuant to the provisions of Section 115.526, RSMo.

Section 105.040 Conformance With State Law.

[R.O. 2012 §105.040; CC 1992 §8-19; Ord. No. 1608 §1, 12-14-1981]
All City elections shall be conducted and held in conformance with the provisions of the Revised Statutes of the State in effect at the time of the holding of the election.

Section 105.050 Voters' Qualifications.

[R.O. 2012 §105.050; CC 1992 §8-23; Ord. No. 1608 §1, 12-14-1981]
All residents of the City who are qualified and properly registered voters shall be entitled to vote at City elections.

Section 105.060 Certification of Election Results.

[R.O. 2012 §105.070; CC 1992 §8-27; Ord. No. 1608 §1, 12-14-1981]
As soon as practicable after the election authority has certified the count and certified the results of the election, the City Clerk shall issue to each person elected a certificate of election.

Section 105.070 Date When Newly Elected Officials to Take Office.

[R.O. 2012 §105.080; CC 1992 §8-28; Ord. No. 1519 §13, 4-3-1978; Ord. No. 1592 §1, 4-13-1981]
All those persons elected and issued a certificate of election shall take office at the next regular meeting following their election.

Section 105.080 Wards Established.

[R.O. 2012 §105.090; CC 1992 §8-2; Ord. No. 476 §2, 3-1-1948; Ord. No. 1405 §1, 2-7-1972; Ord. No. 2532, 8-9-1999; Ord. No. 3164 §1, 10-9-2006; Ord. No. 3306 §1, 10-8-2007]
The City is divided into four (4) Wards, to be designated as the first (1st), second (2nd), third (3rd) and fourth (4th) Wards. The Ward lines shall be depicted and changed as necessary on the Ward Boundary Map maintained in the office of the City Clerk.