All City elections shall be conducted and held in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 115, RSMo.
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.
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 Republic shall be held for the purpose of electing a Mayor, and one (1) Councilmember 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.
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 Republic shall be held for the purpose of electing one (1) Councilmember 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 fifteenth (15th) 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.
The City Clerk shall, on or before the fifteenth (15th) 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:
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 City Council 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 City Council 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 Republic. 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.
[CC 1999 §10-1; Ord. No. 02-44 §§1 — 6, 10-29-2002; Ord. No. 05-32 §§1 — 7, 5-23-2005; Ord. No. 07-77, 11-26-2007; Ord. No. 11-26 §§1 — 4, 10-24-2011]
The City of Republic is currently divided into four (4) separate wards as required by Article VIII, Section 8.4 of the Charter adopted by the voters of the City of Republic on April 3, 2007. The four (4) separate wards are designated as Ward I, Ward II, Ward III, and Ward IV.
The Boundaries for Ward I, Ward II, Ward III, and Ward IV are depicted on "Exhibit A", "Certified Copy of Official City of Republic Ward Map, Dated October 24, 2011". The approved map will be on file in the City offices and incorporated herein by reference. The City of Republic Ward Boundary Map will remain in effect until changed by ordinance, by City Council, following the release of data of the next United States decennial census.
The inhabitants of each ward shall include those residents residing within the enclosed geographical boundaries as depicted on the "Certified Copy of Official City of Republic Ward Map, Dated October 24, 2011". For boundary lines determined by City streets, the centerline of the street will be the boundary line. Residents living on a City street used as a boundary line between wards will be placed in their corresponding ward as determined by even and odd addresses. Residents whose property abut or are divided by a section line or property line used as a boundary between wards will be placed in the corresponding ward as determined by the official street address of the main residence of the property.