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Joplin City Council Filing Period

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Official Release from City of Joplin:

Citizens interested in running for a City Council seat in April 2014 may pick up their nominating petitions from the City Clerk starting Tuesday, November 19. Petitions must be returned to the City Clerk by 5 p.m., January 14, 2014 to be eligible for the April 8 election.

 

The Council will have five seats on the ballot, including three general seats and the seat in both Zone 1 and Zone 4. Currently Mike Woolston, Jack Golden and Trisha Raney hold the general seats. Gary Shaw holds the Zone 1 seat and Michael Seibert holds the seat in Zone 4.

 

In order to be eligible, citizens are required to be a qualified voter and have been a Joplin resident for at least four years immediately prior to the election.

 

Zone candidates need to live in the zone they are seeking a position, and will need to obtain 150 signatures from registered voters, with 75 of those coming from the represented zone.  Their election is included in the citywide ballot. General seat candidates should obtain 150 signatures from registered voters throughout the city.  All candidates will also be required to sign a declaration of candidacy with the City Clerk's office.

 

Candidates can seek the state requirements for filing financial reports on their campaigns through the County Clerks' offices.

 

The City Clerk will provide a booklet on "Council Election Guidelines" to interested parties. It can also be found on the City's website at www.joplinmo.org/electionguide . For more information, contact the Joplin City Clerk on the second floor of City Hall, 602 South Main or call 624-0820, ext. 220.

 

 

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