If you’re wanting to get on the ballot for Springfield City Council, today is the first day you can turn in nominating petitions.
The April 6, 2021 election will have residents voting on:
- Zone 1 Councilmember
- Zone 4 Councilmember
- General Councilmember A
- General Councilmember B
If you want to run for the city council or the mayor’s office, you must:
- Be a qualified and registered voter of the city
- Be a resident of the city for at least two years immediately prior to election
- If filing for one of the zone seats, must be a resident of your respective zone for at least one year immediately prior to election
- Not be a candidate or nominee for any other paid public office (exceptions: National Guard, Naval or Military Reserve, or Notary Public)
- Not be employed by the City of Springfield or any of its departments (except for Public Safety), boards, or agencies during or for 1 year after serving on the Council. Public Safety employees should contact the City Attorney’s Office for clarification of their ability to run.
You must also submit a signature petition for the election that meets the following criteria:
- Zone – 100 registered voters, who reside in the particular zone
- General – 200 registered voters, who reside within the city limits
Here is additional election related information for anyone interested in running for office:
- City Charter
- Secretary of State
- Visit the Secretary of State for state election information.
- Missouri Ethics Commission
- Greene County
- The Greene County Clerk is the election authority for the county and its political subdivisions, including Springfield, and is responsible for conducting all public elections.