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  115.327.  Declaration for nomination of independent candidate or formation of new party when required, form, content. — When submitted for filing, each petition for the nomination of an independent candidate or for the formation of a new political party shall be accompanied by a declaration of candidacy for each candidate to be nominated by the petition or by the party, respectively.  The party's duly authorized chairman and treasurer shall also submit a certified complete list of the names and addresses of all their candidates and the office for which each seeks.  The party shall nominate its candidates in the manner prescribed in the party's bylaws.  If presidential electors are to be nominated, at least one qualified resident of each congressional district shall be named as a nominee for presidential elector.  The number of candidates to be nominated shall equal the number of electors to which the state is entitled.  Each declaration of candidacy for the office of presidential elector shall be in the form provided in section 115.399.  Each declaration of candidacy for an office other than presidential elector shall state the candidate's full name, residence address, office for which he proposes to be a candidate, the party, if any, upon whose ticket he is to be a candidate and that if nominated and elected he will qualify.  Each such declaration shall be in substantially the following form:


I, ______, a resident and registered voter of the ______ precinct of the town of ______ or the ______ precinct of the ______ ward of the city of ______, or the ______ precinct of ______ township of the county of ______ and the state of Missouri, do announce myself a candidate for the office of ______ on the ______ ticket, to be voted for at the general (special) election to be held on the ______ day of ______, 20______, and I further declare that if nominated and elected I will qualify.
__________________ Subscribed and sworn
Signature of candidate to before me this
______ day of
______, 20______
__________________ __________________
Residence address Signature of election
official or officer
authorized to
administer oaths




Each such declaration shall be subscribed and sworn to by the candidate before the election official accepting the candidate's petition, a notary public or other officer authorized by law to administer oaths.


(L. 1977 H.B. 101 § 10.055, A.L. 1993 S.B. 31, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1236)

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