City of Centralia, MO
Boone County
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State Law Reference — As to elections generally, see RSMo., chapter 115. As to elections in cities of the fourth class, see RSMo., §§ 79.030 to 79.060. As to tie votes, see § 115.517(3) and (4).

Section 8-1 Ward boundaries. [1]

[Ord. No. 2 § 3, 1-8-1918; Ord. No. 234 § 1, 3-11-1930; Ord. No. 414 § 1, 6-4-1949; Ord. No. 622 § 2, 2-3-1958; Ord. No. 776 § 1, 10-8-1962; Ord. No. 964 § 1, 10-11-1971; Ord. No. 1638 § 1, 9-16-1991; Ord. No. 2651 § 1, 9-19-2011]
The City is hereby divided into three (3) wards, with the boundaries of each being as follows:
A. 
Ward One. Begin at a point where the centerline of Singleton Street intersects with the west corporate limits line, run thence east along the centerline of Singleton Street to the point where that line intersects the centerline of Columbia Street, thence south along the centerline of Columbia Street to a point where that line intersects the centerline of Barnes Street, thence east along the centerline of Barnes Street to a point where that line intersects the centerline of Rollins Street, thence south along the centerline of Rollins Street to a point where that line intersects the centerline of Lakeview Street, thence east along the centerline of Lakeview Street to a point where that line intersects the centerline of Pool Street, thence south along the centerline of Pool Street to a point where that line intersects the centerline of Cox Street, thence west along the centerline of Cox Street to a point where that line intersects the centerline of Rollins Street, thence south along the centerline of Rollins Street to a point where that line intersects with the north right-of-way line of Gano Chance Drive, thence east along the north right-of-way line of Gano Chance Drive approximately 66.7 feet, thence south to a point on the south right-of-way line of Gano Chance Drive, being also on the present south corporate limits line of the City, thence in a clockwise manner generally west and north along the present corporate limits line to the point of beginning.
B. 
Ward Two. Begin at a point on the south right-of-way line of Gano Chance Drive, being also on the present south corporate limits line and approximately 66.7 feet east of the centerline of Rollins Street extended, thence north to a point on the north right-of-way line of Gano Chance Drive, thence west approximately 66.7 feet to a point at the intersection of the north right-of-way line of Gano Chance Drive and the centerline of Rollins Street, thence north along the centerline of Rollins Street to a point where that line intersects the centerline of Cox Street, thence east along the centerline of Cox Street to a point where that line intersects the centerline of Pool Street, thence north along the centerline of Pool Street to a point where that line intersect the centerline of Lakeview Street, thence west along the centerline of Lakeview Street to a point where that line intersects the centerline of Rollins Street, thence north along the centerline of Rollins Street to a point where that line intersects the centerline of Barnes Street, thence east along the centerline of Barnes Street to a point where that line intersects with the centerline of Jefferson Street, thence north along the centerline of Jefferson Street to a point where that line intersects with the centerline of Head Street, then east along the centerline of Head Street and that line extended east to the point where that extended line intersects the present corporate limits line, thence in a clockwise manner generally south and west along the present corporate limits line to the point of beginning.
C. 
Ward Three. Begin at a point where the centerline of Singleton Street intersects the west corporate limits line, run thence east along the centerline of Singleton Street to the point where that line intersects the centerline of Columbia Street, thence south along the centerline of Columbia Street to a point where that line intersects the centerline of Barnes Street, thence east along the centerline of Barnes Street to a point where that line intersects the centerline of Jefferson Street, thence north along the centerline of Jefferson Street to a point where that line intersects with the centerline of Head Street, then east along the centerline of Head Street and that line extended east to the point where that extended line intersects the present corporate limits line, thence in a counterclockwise manner north and then generally east, north, west, and then south along the present corporate limits line to the point of beginning.
A map of the City showing such ward boundaries is on file in the office of the City Clerk and is made a part hereof by reference.
[1]
State Law Reference — As to division of cities of the fourth class into wards, see RSMo., § 79.060.
Cross Reference — See also § 2-26 of this code; for corporate limits, see § 1-10.

Section 8-2 Election procedure — authorized election authority.

[Ord. No. 1537 § 2, 3-19-1990]
The County Clerk of Boone County, Missouri is the State-authorized election authority for the City of Centralia, Missouri, and shall conduct all public City elections. All election matters and procedures shall be governed by Chapter 115 and Chapter 79, Revised Statutes of Missouri and any other applicable provisions of State law.

Section 8-3 Filing of candidates. [1]

[Ord. No. 405 §§ 1-2, 5-2-1949; Ord. No. 448 § 43, 3-21-1951; Ord. No. 507 §§ 1-2, 3-3-1953; Ord. No. 1108 § 1, 12-13-1977; Ord. No. 1460 § 1, 11-21-1988; Ord. No. 1504 § 1, 10-16-1989; Ord. No. 1915 § 1, 8-5-1996; Ord. No. 1972 § 2, 8-18-1997; Ord. No. 2273 § 1, 12-15-2003]
A. 
Any person desiring to seek election for any elective City office at any municipal election (general City election) may do so by filing with the City Clerk the person's written declaration of candidacy, under oath, which shall state the person's name, address, ward and office that is being sought. A person may file for any elective City office beginning at 8:00 A.M. on the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday immediately preceding the municipal election (general City election) day when the office the candidate is filing for will be on the election ballot. A person may file for any elective office no later than 5:00 P.M. on the eleventh (11th) Tuesday immediately preceding the day of the next municipal election (general City election), the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April. 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 their order of filing. Any person who is not qualified for his/her office as provided by this Code, other ordinances or State law shall not be entitled to have his/her name printed on the ballot. The ballots, when printed, shall contain only the names of those candidates who have filed as hereinabove provided. In all respects, the filing of candidates and the conduct of elections shall conform to State law.
B. 
The City Clerk shall, before the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday preceding each municipal election (general City election) day, 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.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo., §§ 115.127, 115.121 and 115.123.
Cross Reference — As to general qualifications, see §§ 2-7 and 2-28.

Section 8-4 Legal notice of election. [1]

[Ord. No. 1537 § 3, 3-19-1990]
On the dates and at the times provided in Section 115.127, RSMo., the County Clerk of Boone County, Missouri shall cause legal notice of each election to be published in newspapers in accordance with said Statute.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo., § 115.127.

Section 8-5 Schedule generally; voting precincts; polling places. [1]

[Ord. No. 448 § 1, 3-21-1951; Ord. No. 1115 § 1, 3-13-1978; Ord. No. 1537 § 4, 3-19-1990; Ord. No. 1972 § 3, 8-18-1997]
On the first (1st) Tuesday in April, 1951, and every two (2) years thereafter, an election shall be held for the qualified voters of each ward in the City for offices of Mayor and Collector, provided however, that beginning in 1999 and every two (2) years thereafter, the election shall be held on the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April. Said persons shall hold their respective offices for a term of two (2) years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified.
On the first (1st) Tuesday in April, 1950, an election shall be held for the qualified voters of each ward of the City for the election of three (3) Aldermen, one (1) for each ward, and thereafter each ward shall elect one (1) Alderman annually, provided however, that beginning in 1998, each ward shall elect one (1) Alderman annually on the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April.
There is hereby established one (1) voting precinct in each ward described in Section 8-1, each such precinct to have the same boundary as the ward. The County Clerk of Boone County, Missouri, shall be requested to adopt these precincts for the purpose of conducting elections.
The County Clerk of Boone County, Missouri, shall designate a polling place for each precinct within which any voter is entitled to vote at the election. For any election, the County Clerk shall have the right to consolidate two (2) or more adjoining precincts for voting at a single polling place, and to designate one (1) set of judges to conduct the election for such precincts. Voters shall be notified of the place for voting in the manner provided in Section 115.127 or Section 115.129, RSMo. No person shall be required to go to more than one (1) polling place to vote on the same day. The County Clerk may designate one (1) common site as an election day polling place designed for accessibility to the handicapped and elderly.
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State Law Reference — As to when elections in cities of the fourth class shall be held, see RSMo., § 79.030. As to terms of elective officers, see RSMo., § 79.050. As to polling places, see RSMo., § 115.115. Also see RSMo., §§ 115.013, 115.113, 115.121, 115.123, 115.127 and 115.129.
Cross Reference — See also §§ 2-7 and 2-26.

Section 8-6 Notice to County Clerk. [1]

[Ord. No. 448 § 3, 3-21-1951; Ord. No. 1292 § 1, 2-17-1986; Ord. No. 1537 § 5, 3-19-1990; Ord. No. 1915 § 2, 8-5-1996; Ord. No. 1972 § 4, 8-18-1997]
No later than 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to each municipal election day (general City election day), the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April each year, and not later than 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to the date of any special election called by the Board of Aldermen, the City Clerk is authorized and directed to give written notice of said election to the County Clerk of Boone County, Missouri. The written notice:
A. 
Shall specify that the City of Centralia has called a particular election,
B. 
Shall state the date of election and the opening and closing times in which voters are to vote at the election, and
C. 
Shall attach a sample ballot listing the candidates, if any, running for any office, the term of each of said offices and the questions, if any, that are to be voted upon at the election. The notice shall further include any other information required to be provided by Chapter 115, RSMo.
[1]
State Law Reference — See RSMo., §§ 115.125 and 115.127.

Section 8-7 through Section 8-78. (Reserved)

[Repealed by Ord. No. 1537 § 6, 3-19-1990]