interested in running for a City Council seat in April 2018 may pick up their
nominating petitions from the City Clerk starting Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
Petitions must be returned to the City Clerk by 5 p.m., January 9, 2017 to be
eligible for the April 3, 2018 election.
will have five seats on the ballot, including three general seats and the seat
in both Zone 1 and Zone 4. Currently Ryan Stanley, Miranda Lewis, and Dan
McCreary hold the general seats. Gary Shaw holds the Zone 1 seat and Mike
Seibert holds the seat in Zone 4. All seats would be elected for a term of four
In order to be
eligible, citizens are required to be a qualified voter and have been a Joplin
resident for at least four years immediately prior to the election. They will
also be required to show their voter identification card to the City Clerk when
applying for the election.
candidates should obtain 150 signatures from registered Joplin voters
throughout the city. Zone candidates
need to live in the zone they are seeking a position, and will need to obtain
150 signatures from registered Joplin voters, with 75 of those coming from the
represented zone. Zone elections are
included in the citywide ballot. All candidates will also be required to sign a
declaration of candidacy with the City Clerk’s office.
seek the state requirements for filing financial reports on their campaigns
through the County Clerks’ offices.
The City Clerk
will provide a booklet on “Council Election Guidelines” to interested parties. It
can also be found on the City’s website at www.joplinmo.org/electionguide
. For more information, contact the Joplin City Clerk on the second
floor of City Hall, 602 South Main or call 624-0820, ext. 220.