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  78.480.  Statement of candidacy if running in primary election, exception. — 1.  Except as provided in section 78.530, any person desiring to become a candidate for councilman shall file with the city clerk a statement of such candidacy in substantially the following form:  


State of Missouri, )
)   ss.
County of ______ )
I, ______, being first duly sworn, say that I reside at ______ street, city of ______, county of ______, state of Missouri; that I am a qualified voter therein; that I am a candidate for nomination to the office of councilman to be voted upon at the primary election to be held on ______ Tuesday of ______, 20______, and am eligible therefor, and I hereby request that my name be printed upon the official primary ballot for nomination by primary election for such office, and that I will serve as such officer, if elected.
(Signed) ______________________________
Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on this ______ day of ______, 20______
(Signed) ______________________________


  2.  The ballots shall be in substantially the following form:


Warning: Voting for more than the total number of candidates to be chosen for any one office will invalidate this ballot.
Candidates for nomination for councilmen of ______ at primary election.
Vote for (number to be elected)
☐ ______(Name of candidate)______
☐ ______(Name of candidate)______
☐ ______(Name of candidate)______


  3.  The names of candidates receiving the highest number of votes for councilmen, equal to twice the number to be elected, if there be so many running, shall be placed upon the official ballot for councilmen at the municipal election.


(RSMo 1939 § 7082, A.L. 1978 H.B. 971, A.L. 1983 S.B. 234)

Prior revision: 1929 § 6932

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