CANDIDATE FILING

FEDERAL OR STATE OFFICE

Filing for a federal or state office, please contact the Secretary of State office

Phone

(573) 751-2301

Email 

[email protected].

MUNICIPALITY, SCHOOL DISTRICT, FIRE DISTRICT, OR SPECIAL DISTRICT

Filing for a municipality, school district, fire district, or other special district, please contact that district directly.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY OFFICE

Filing for a St. Louis County office or committeeman/woman at St. Louis County Board of Elections office.

Address  

St. Louis County Board of Elections
725 Northwest Plaza Dr.
St. Ann, MO 63074
directions

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

E-Mail

[email protected]

Phone

314-615-1800

Fax

314-615-1999

CAMPAIGN FINANCE/ETHICS

The Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) receives reports and is charged with enforcement of campaign finance, conflict of interest, lobbying, and personal financial disclosures. The enforcement includes investigating complaints and auditing filed reports. The Commission also issues advisory opinions. Its mission is to serve the public interest by assisting and educating the citizens of Missouri, public officials, lobbyists, and individuals participating in public elections while consistently and uniformly enforcing campaign finance, conflict of interest, and lobbying laws.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE 

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE


Missouri Ethics Commission at (800) 392-8660 or [email protected]


How does a candidate report his or her contributions and expenditures?

Missouri Campaign Finance Disclosure Law, Chapter 130 RSMo provides information about disclosure reports required by law. You may contact the Missouri Ethics Commission at (800) 392-8660, the St. Louis County Board of Elections (314) 615-1833, or review the Missouri Revised Statutes to learn more about the law.

Click here to review the MEC's requirements for:

  • Establishing a campaign committee;
  • Filing a personal financial disclosure statement;
  • Filing quarterly campaign finance reports;
  • Filing 8-day, 30-day, and 40-day reports;
  • Terminating a campaign committee.

For more information on campaign finance and ethics, please visit the Missouri Ethics Commission at www.mec.mo.gov.

See the Forms/Applications section for commonly requested forms. Hard copies of these forms may be obtained from our offices. 

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES

A write-in candidate is an individual whose name does not appear on the ballot and has filed a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate for elective office with the proper election authority (for federal and state offices, write-in candidates will file with the Secretary of State, for all other offices, write-in candidates will file with St. Louis County Board of Elections office). The write-in candidate must notify the proper filing officer of the intention to be a write-in candidate prior to 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday immediately preceding Election Day (115.453 RSMo). If no candidates have filed for an elective office, a declaration of candidacy does not need to be filed for write-ins.


Qualifications 

  • Must be a resident and registered voter in the jurisdiction they are running in
  • Must have no outstanding campaign disclosure reports due from any prior elections

Important Note: not every election allows for write-in candidates. Please check with your local election authority for further information on write-in candidates.

For more information on write-in candidates, please visit the Secretary of State's website

PETITIONS

The Election Board verifies signatures for state and local government entities and local school boards. For more information on how to start a petition, please contact your state, local governing agency, or school board.

What are the rules for the petitioning process?

Citizens of the State of Missouri may petition:

To amend the Constitution of Missouri

  • In order to amend the state constitution, 8% of the registered voters in 2/3rds of the Congressional Districts of Missouri must sign the petitions. They are to be filed with the Secretary of State;

To enact a new State Law 

  • In order to enact a state law by initiative, 5% of the registered voters in 2/3rds of the Congressional Districts of Missouri must sign the petitions. They are to be filed with the Secretary of State;

To vote on an existing law 

  • In order to vote on an existing law (Referendum), 5% of the registered voters in 2/3rds of the Congressional Districts of Missouri must sign the petitions. They are to be filed with the Secretary of State.

For additional information regarding statewide petition opportunities, consult the Secretary of State's website.

CONTACT US

Address

725 Northwest Plaza Dr.
St. Ann, MO 63074
 
Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
E-Mail
 
Phone
314-615-1800
 
Fax
314-615-1999