All Village elections shall be conducted and held in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 115, RSMo.
A municipal election for the qualified voters of this Village 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 Village of Airport Drive shall be held for the purpose of electing three (3) Trustees who shall hold their offices for a term of two (2) years, and until their successors are 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 Village of Airport Drive shall be held for the purpose of electing two (2) Trustees who shall hold their offices for a term of two (2) years, and until their successors are elected and qualified.
[Ord. No. 02-18, 3-22-2018]
In accordance with Section 115.124, RSMo., if the number of candidates that have filed for particular offices is equal to the number of positions in that office to be filled by said election, no such election shall be held for such office, and the candidates shall assume the responsibilities of their offices at the same time and in the same manner as if they had been elected.
Editor's Note: This provision passed by majority vote at the election on November 6, 2019.
Any person who desires to become a candidate for an elective Village office at the general Village election shall file with the Village 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 Village municipal election, a written declaration of his/her intent to become a candidate at said election. The Village 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.
No person shall be a candidate for municipal office unless such person complies with the provisions of Section 115.346, RSMo., regarding payment of municipal taxes or user fees.
No person shall be elected or appointed to any office who shall at the time be in arrears for any unpaid Village taxes, or forfeiture or defalcation in office.
Editor's Note — As to arrearage or delinquency in all taxes, see §115.342, RSMo.
The Village Clerk shall, on or before the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday prior to any election at which Village 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 Village.
The form of said written declaration of candidacy shall be substantially as follows:
In Village elections, the Village Clerk shall notify the County Clerk prior to 5:00 P.M. on the tenth (10th) Tuesday prior to any Village election except as noted in Section 115.125.1, RSMo. The notice shall be in writing, shall specify that the Board of Trustees 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 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.