FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 3, 2018
The buildup to the 2019 Primary Election is bound to start picking up steam on Tuesday, Dec. 4, when candidates for Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor and City Council can begin filing their official paperwork to qualify for the April 2 ballot.
The City Clerk lists candidates on the ballot in the order their nominating petitions are submitted. That’s why candidates often line up early outside City Hall on the morning of the first day of the filing period. The Clerk will pass out line numbers at 7 a.m. to those in line on the north side of City Hall. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. so that prospective candidates can get start heading up to the City Clerk’s Office. Formal processing will start promptly at 8 a.m.
All 12 council seats are up for grabs in the spring and six current councilmembers have already announced plans to run for Mayor, seeking to replace Sly James. Mayor James is term-limited and cannot seek a third consecutive term.
Other key dates for the 2019 elections are:
- Filing Deadline Jan. 8
- Primary Election April 2
- General Election June 18
- Term Starts Aug. 1