Tuesday is Filing Day in Missouri

wakeupamericaTuesday, February 23rd is the first Filing Day in Missouri for the August 2nd Primary. Candidates will file for

US Senate
US House
Missouri Governor
Missouri Lt Governor
Missouri Secretary of State
Missouri Attorney General
Missouri State Treasurer
Missouri Senate (odd numbered districts)
Missouri House
County offices

In St. Louis City, the county offices on ballot will be Circuit Attorney, Treasurer, and Sheriff.

In St. Louis County, the county offices on ballot will be County Council seats in Districts 2, 4, and 6.

Elsewhere in Missouri, most county ballots will include

Circuit Court Judges
County Commissioners
County Sheriff
County Assessor
County Treasurer
County Public Administrator
County Coroner
County Surveyor

Beginning Tuesday, also filing will be candidates for ward/township committeewomen and committeemen for the Democratic Party, Republican Party, Constitution Party, and Libertarian Party.

Interesting to note, in some counties, but not St. Louis City or St. Louis County, not only do candidates pay a filing fee to their county political party committees but they also pay a fee to their counties.

In St. Louis City, the filing fee to run for a ward Democratic Party committeewoman or committeeman seat is $100, while the filing fee for citywide office is only $50.

The last day to file for the Primary is March 29th.

Filing information is available at the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office.

– Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman


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