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  115.325.  Form of petition — signing petition, voting for candidate or party not required. — 1.  Each petition filed pursuant to sections 115.307 to 115.405 shall consist of pages of uniform size.  The space for signatures on either side of a petition page shall be no larger than eight and one-half by fourteen inches, and each page shall contain signatures of registered voters from only one county.  When submitted for filing, the pages of each petition shall be numbered in sequence for each county.  

  2.  Each page of each petition for the formation of a new party shall be in substantially the following form:

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It is a felony for anyone to sign any petition for the formation of a new party with any name other than his or her own, or knowingly to sign his or her name more than once to the same petition, or to sign a petition when he or she knows he or she is not a registered voter. Signing this petition does not obligate you to vote for any candidate or party.
PETITION FOR PLACING A
NEW PARTY ON THE BALLOT
To the Honorable ______ (title of official with whom petition is to be filed) for ______ (the state of Missouri or appropriate county):
We, the undersigned, citizens and registered voters of the state of Missouri, ______ County and ______ (district if appropriate), respectfully order that the ______ (name of new political party) and its candidates be placed on the ballot, for election or rejection to such public offices at the next election, to be held on the ______ day of ______, ______, and each for himself or herself says: I have personally signed this petition; I am a registered voter of the state of Missouri, ______ County and ______ (district if appropriate); my registered voting address and the name of the city, town or village in which I live are correctly written after my name.
CIRCULATOR'S AFFIDAVIT
STATE OF MISSOURI,
COUNTY OF ______
I, ______, a resident of the state of Missouri, being first duly sworn, say (print or type names of signers)
REGISTERED
VOTING
NAME DATE ADDRESS ZIP CONGR. NAME
(Signature) SIGNED (Street)(City, CODE DIST. (Printed
Town or Village) or Typed)
(Here follow numbered lines for signers)
signed this page of the foregoing petition, and each of them signed his or her name thereto in my presence; I believe that each has stated his or her name, registered voting address and city, town or village correctly, and that each signer is a registered voter of the state of Missouri and ______ County.
__________________
Signature of Affiant
(Person obtaining signatures)
__________________
Address of Affiant
Subscribed and sworn to before me this ______ day of ______, A.D.______
__________________
Signature of Notary
Notary Public (Seal)
My commission expires ______

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If this form is followed substantially, it shall be sufficient, disregarding clerical and merely technical errors.

  3.  Each sheet of each petition for nomination of an independent candidate for public office shall be in substantially the following form:

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It is a felony for anyone to sign any petition for the nomination of an independent candidate with any name other than his or her own, or knowingly to sign his or her name more than once to the same petition, or to sign a petition when he or she knows he or she is not a registered voter.
PETITION FOR THE NOMINATION OF AN
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE
To the Honorable ______ (title of official with whom petition is to be filed) for ______ (the state of Missouri or appropriate county):
We, the undersigned, citizens and registered voters of the state of Missouri, ______ County and ______ (district if appropriate), nominate ______ (name of independent candidate), residing at ______ (address of candidate), as an independent candidate for ______ (name of public office for which candidate is to be nominated) and respectfully order that the name of ______ (name of candidate) be placed on the ballot, for election or rejection to such office at the next election, to be held on the ______ day of ______, ______, and each for himself or herself says: I have personally signed this petition; I am a registered voter of the state of Missouri, ______ County and ______ (district if appropriate); my registered voting address and the name of the city, town or village in which I live are correctly written after my name.
CIRCULATOR'S AFFIDAVIT
STATE OF MISSOURI,
COUNTY OF ______
I, ______, a resident of the state of Missouri, being first duly sworn, say (print or type names of signers)
REGISTERED
VOTING
NAME DATE ADDRESS ZIP CONGR. NAME
(Signature) SIGNED (Street)(City, CODE DIST. (Printed
Town or Village) or Typed)
(Here follow numbered lines for signers)
signed this page of the foregoing petition, and each of them signed his or her name thereto in my presence; I believe that each has stated his or her name, registered voting address and city, town or village correctly, and that each signer is a registered voter of the state of Missouri and ______ County.
__________________
Signature of Affiant
(Person obtaining signatures)
__________________
Address of Affiant
Subscribed and sworn to before me this ______ day of ______, A.D.______
__________________
Signature of Notary
Notary Public (Seal)
My commission expires ______

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If this form is followed substantially, it shall be sufficient, disregarding clerical and merely technical errors.

  4.  When any registered voter wishes to sign a petition for the formation of a new party or nomination of an independent candidate and is unable to sign his or her name, the required information shall be printed on the petition by the circulator of the petition page.  The voter shall then sign the petition by making his or her mark, witnessed by the signature of the circulator.  For purposes of this subchapter, all marks made and witnessed in accordance with this subsection shall be considered signatures.

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(L. 1977 H.B. 101 § 10.050, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1471, et al., A.L. 1993 S.B. 31, A.L. 1999 H.B. 676)


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