Candidate Filing Information

Local/Municipal Offices - April 6, 2021 General Municipal Election

When to File:
Filing begins on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Filing ends on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Where to File:
Candidates for the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Board and Cape Special Road District will file at:

Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office
County Administration Building
1 Barton Square, Suite 301
Jackson, MO 63755

Candidates for all other political subdivisions (municipalities, school districts, fire districts, water districts) within the County will file with the respective political subdivision.

How to File:
To appear as a candidate on the ballot, candidates must do the following at the at the appropriate filing location during the filing peroid:

  1. Show identification;
  2. File a Declaration of Candidacy;
  3. Complete the Form 5120 Candidate’s Affidavit of Tax Payments for the Department of Revenue; and
  4. Complete the Notice to Candidate for the Missouri Ethics Commission.
  5. Candidates for Fire District Board of Directors Only: submit a $50.00 filing fee.

Filing for the following offices and positions will take place at the Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office:

Cape Girardeau County Public Health Board
Board of Trustees
3 Positions Open, 4 Year Terms

Cape Special Road District
Board of Commissioners
1 Position Open, 3 Year Term

County Offices - August 4, 2020 Primary Election

County Candidates Filed

When to File:
Filing begins on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Filing ends on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Where to File:
Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office
County Administration Building
1 Barton Square, Suite 301
Jackson, MO 63755

Filing will take place for the following County Offices:
Associate Commissioner, 1st District
Associate Commissioner, 2nd District
Sheriff
Assessor
County Treasurer
Public Administrator
Coroner

Candidate Qualifications

Ballot Placement: 
First day filers will select a number by random drawing to determine placement on the primary ballot.  After the first day, candidates are placed on the ballot in the order of their filing.

How to File:
To appear as a candidate for nomination on the primary ballot, candidates must do the following at the County Clerk’s office during the filing period:

  1. Show identification;
  2. Submit a $50.00 filing fee (cash or check) payable to the County Committee for the Political Party in which they are filing;
  3. File a Declaration of Candidacy;
  4. Complete the Form 5120 Candidate’s Affidavit of Tax Payments for the Department of Revenue; and
  5. Complete the Notice to Candidate for the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Independent Candidates:
Individuals interested in filing as an independent candidate for Cape Girardeau County Elected Offices must do so by filing a petition with the Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on July 27, 2020.  The petition shall be signed by the number of registered voters in the district or county which is equal to at least two percent of the total number of voters who voted at the last election for candidates for the office being sought or is equal to ten thousand voters, whichever is less. The name of each person who files a valid petition for nomination as an independent candidate will be placed on the ballot at the November 3, 2020 General Election as an independent candidate.

Political Party Committeemen/women - August 4, 2020 Primary Election

Republican Committee Candidates Filed
Democratic Committee Candidates Filed
Libertarian Committee Candidates Filed

When to File:
Filing begins on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Filing ends on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Where to File:
Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office
County Administration Building
1 Barton Square, Suite 301
Jackson, MO 63755

Candidate Qualifications and Precinct, Township, and Ward District Listing

Ballot Placement: 
First day filers will select a number by random drawing to determine placement on the ballot.  After the first day, candidates are placed on the ballot in the order of their filing.  A candidate will only appear on the ballot if another candidate files for the same precinct, ward, or township in the same political party.  One committeeman and one committeewoman may be elected from each political party for each precinct, township, or ward district.

How to File:
To file as a candidate for committeeperson, you must do the following at the County Clerk’s office during the filing period:

  1. Show identification;
  2. File a Declaration of Candidacy; and
  3. Complete the Notice to Candidate for the Missouri Ethics Commission.