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Posted on: December 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] City Election Filing for April 7, 2020 Begins December 17

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The City of Blue Springs will hold an election on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, for the purpose of electing the following:

Mayor – four-year term

Councilmember – District 1 – three-year term

Councilmember – District 2 – three-year term

Councilmember – District 3 – three-year term

Declaration of Candidacy Forms and instructions for filing procedures are available for pickup beginning Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. in the office of the City Clerk, Blue Springs City Hall, 903 W. Main Street, Blue Springs, Missouri.

Candidates may file for such office during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays) starting at 8:00 a.m., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2019, and ending at 5:00 p.m., TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020, in the office of the City Clerk, Blue Springs City Hall, 903 W. Main Street, Blue Springs, Missouri.

A random number drawing process will be used to determine the placement of candidate names on the April 7, 2020 ballot. On December 17, 2019, the first day of filing, candidates shall report to the Clerk’s office, submit their required filing documents, and draw a number.  At the close of the first day of filing (5:00 p.m., December 17, 2019), candidates who have filed for office that day shall have their name listed in ascending order of the numbers drawn.  That is, the candidate who draws the lowest number will have his/her name appear first on the ballot, the second lowest will be second and so on. On the second day and through the last day of election filing on January 21, 2020, the names of candidates shall be added in the order received.

Candidates having filed and desiring to withdraw such candidacy shall appear in person before the City Clerk on or before 5:00 p.m., TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020, and execute and deliver to the City Clerk a proper withdrawal of such candidacy.

For questions or more information, call the office of City Clerk, 816-228-0111.

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