City of Strafford, MO
Greene County
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All City elections shall be conducted and held in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 115, RSMo.
A. 
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.
B. 
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 Strafford shall be held for the purpose of electing a Mayor who shall hold his/her office for a term of two (2) years and until his/her successor is elected and qualified.
C. 
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 Strafford shall be held for the purpose of electing one (1) Alderman 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.
D. 
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 Strafford shall be held for the purpose of electing one (1) Alderman 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 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.
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.
The City Clerk shall, on or before the sixteenth (16th) 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:
STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY
STATE OF MISSOURI
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COUNTY OF GREENE
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I, ____________________________, being first duly sworn, state that I reside at ____________________________, City of Strafford, County of Greene, Missouri; that I am a qualified voter; that I do hereby declare myself a candidate for the office of ____________________________, to be voted upon at the municipal election to be held on the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April, ____, and I meet all the qualifications required of a candidate for said office, and I hereby request that my name be printed upon the official ballot for said election for said office and state that I will serve as such officer, if elected.
Signed:
Subscribed and sworn to before me this ______ day of __________________, ______.
  City Clerk
  City of Strafford
(SEAL)
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 Board of Aldermen 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.
[CC 1983 §1-2; Ord. No. 204-91 §§1, 3, 4, 8-8-1991; Ord. No. 561 §§1 — 4, 12-5-2005]
A. 
The City shall continue to be comprised of three (3) wards, the geographical boundaries of each such ward being as follows:
1. 
WARD I. All that area lying north of Interstate 44 except that part lying south of Bluegrass Road.
2. 
WARD II. All that area lying between Interstate 44 and Old Route 66 (Highway "OO"); all that area lying south of Bluegrass Road and north of Interstate 44; all that area lying south of Old Route 66 (Highway "OO") and west of Madison Avenue as extended by an imaginary line running north from the end thereof to Old Route 66 with the exception of that area lying south of Bumgarner Boulevard and west of Madison Avenue and north of Nixon Drive and east of Lincoln Avenue.
3. 
WARD III. All that area within the City lying south of Old Route 66 (Highway "OO") and east of Madison Avenue as extended by an imaginary line running north from the end thereof to Old Route 66; all that area lying south of Bumgarner Boulevard and west of Madison Avenue and north of Nixon Drive and east of Lincoln Avenue.
B. 
Two (2) Aldermen shall be elected from each ward by the qualified voters thereof and shall hold office for a term of two (2) years or as otherwise may be provided by law.
C. 
Aldermen presently serving on the Board shall continue to serve their present wards until the expiration of their respective terms.
D. 
If on the general municipal election day held in April of 2006 or in April of 2007 there shall exist two (2) vacancies in any ward due to the terms of both Aldermen of said wards expiring upon the same municipal election day because of the redistricting process; then, at such election, the person receiving the highest number of votes in any such ward shall hold office for two (2) years, and the person receiving the next highest number of votes shall hold office for one (1) year. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to situations where a ward has no Aldermen representing it due to the resignation or removal of both sitting Aldermen, or where vacancies occur in both existing aldermanic positions for any reason other than as a result of the redistricting process.