[CC 1997 §25-10]
A general election for the elective office 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 odd-numbered years an election shall be held by the qualified voters of each ward in the City for Mayor, and for one (1) Alderman for each ward, who shall hold their respective office for the term of two (2) years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified.
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 this City for one (1) 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.
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 sixteenth (16th) 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.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, no person shall be certified as a candidate for a municipal office, nor shall such person's name appear on the ballot as a candidate for such office, who shall be in arrears for any unpaid City taxes or municipal user fees on the last day to file a declaration of candidacy for the office.
[CC 1997 §25-13]
All City elections shall be held pursuant to the provisions of the State Statutes.
[CC 1997 25-14; Ord. No. 1236 §25-14, 1-11-2001]
The City shall be divided into two (2) wards, the boundaries of the wards being as set out by the Official Map(s) and the following description:
The centerline of Highway 13 shall be the dividing line between Ward I and Ward II. All that part of Branson West located on the West side of Missouri State Highway 13 shall be identified as Ward II and everything in the City limits of Branson West located on the East side of Missouri State Highway 13 shall be identified as Ward I.
All are on file with the City Clerk and/or County Recorder's office.