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Write-In Policy

Declaration of Intent

Pursuant to Section 115.453(4) RSMo, write-in votes will be counted for candidates for election to offices who have filed a “Declaration of Intent” to be a write-in candidate with the proper election authority before 5:00 pm on the second Friday immediately preceding the election day. In the event there is an office in which there is no filed candidate, or the number of candidates is less than the number to be elected, on the ballot, it is not necessary to file a “Declaration of Intent” to be a write-in candidate.