FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 6, 2018
Several candidates have already tossed their respective hats into the ring to become Kansas City’s next mayor or city councilmember. But what does it take to actually qualify to run for those jobs? The City Clerk has the answers for inquiring minds.
The Clerk is distributing the 2019 Mayor & Council Election Guide for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. It includes such information as campaign finance disclosure, personal financial disclosure, tax clearance letters and campaign contribution limits.
It also includes important details about nomination petitions, which are slightly different for mayoral, in-district and at-large councilmember applicants. One of the most important things the Clerk wants to highlight is the importance of making sure the signatures on the nomination petitions remain valid through the Dec. 4, 2018-Jan. 8, 2019 filing period.
“It’s really important for people gathering signatures to understand that things may change before Dec. 4, and we just don’t want any potential candidates to come up short because they didn’t circle back to make sure the signatures were still valid,’’ City Clerk Marilyn Sanders said.
Here’s the formal language on nomination petitions:
Petition filed with the City Clerk or an appropriate election authority signed by no fewer than 1,000 nor more than 2,500 registered voters of the city.
In-district councilmember: Petition filed with the City Clerk or an appropriate election authority signed by no fewer than 300 nor more than 750 registered voters of the district.
At-large councilmember: Petition filed with the City Clerk or an appropriate election authority signed by no fewer than 500 nor more than 1,500 registered voters of the city.
For more information, contact the City Clerk at 816-513-6401 or visit the City Clerk’s website.