City of Gerald, MO
Franklin County
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[R.O. 1996 § 105.010]
All City elections shall be conducted and held in conformance with the provisions of Chapter 115, RSMo.
[R.O. 1996 § 105.020]
A. 
A municipal election for the qualified voters of this City shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of each year.
B. 
On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of odd-numbered years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Gerald shall be held for the purpose of electing a Mayor and one (1) Alderman from each Ward who shall hold their offices for a term of two (2) years, and until their successors are elected and qualified.
C. 
On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of even-numbered years, a municipal election of the qualified voters of the City of Gerald shall be held for the purpose of electing one (1) Alderman from each Ward, who shall hold their offices for a term of two (2) years, and until their successors are elected and qualified.
[R.O. 1996 § 105.030]
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 16th Tuesday prior to, nor later than 5:00 P.M., on the 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.
[R.O. 1996 § 105.040]
The City Clerk shall on or before the 16th Tuesday prior to an 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 newspaper of general circulation in the City.
[R.O. 1996 § 105.050]
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 FRANKLIN
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I, ____________________________, being first duly sworn, state that I reside at ____________________________, City of Gerald, County of Franklin, 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 Tuesday after the first 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 Gerald
(SEAL)
[R.O. 1996 § 105.060]
The County Clerk, as the designated election authority, by State Statute, shall conduct all City elections.
[R.O. 1996 § 105.070]
In City elections, the City Clerk shall notify the County Clerk prior to 5:00 P.M. on the 10th Tuesday prior to any City election except as noted in Section 115.125, 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 Section 115.125, RSMo., 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 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.
[R.O. 1996 § 105.080; Ord. No. 207 §§ 2 — 3, 10-14-1976; Ord. No. 503 §§ 1 — 2, 11-8-2001]
A. 
All citizens living East of Main Street and North of Industrial Drive West of Highway Y and as far East as the corporate limits of the City of Gerald shall be considered to be residing in Ward 1.
B. 
All citizens living West of Main Street and South of Industrial Drive and as far West as the corporate limits of the City of Gerald shall be considered to be residing in Ward 2.