General Municipal Election Deadlines

What you need to know about filing to run in the April 4, 2023 Election: 

Positions up for re-election in April 2023 are:

Mayor
Alderman Ward 1 - One seat
Alderman Ward 2 - One seat
Alderman Ward 3 - One seat
Alderman Ward 4 - One seat


Requirements:

For Mayor: 

  1. Be at least 25 years of age
  2. Be a resident of the City of Ballwin at the time of and for at least one year next preceding his/her election
  3. Present Driver's License or photo I.D. showing current address
  4. Pay a $50 filing fee

For Alderman:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Be an inhabitant and resident of the city at the time of and for one year next preceding his/her election
  3. Be a resident of the ward from which elected
  4. Present Driver's License or photo I.D. showing current address
  5. Pay a $30 filing fee

How to File for Office:

Filing opens at 8:00 a.m. on December 6, 2022. Filing closes December 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

You will need/need to fill out: 

  1. Identification
  2. Declaration of Candidacy Form
  3. Form 5120 Declaration of No Tax Due
  4. Filing Payment

Read carefully the “Declaration of Candidacy” Form. Complete the form and sign if you meet all the qualifications as a candidate. If you decide not to file at this time, return all of the documents and booklet to the Clerk.

  1. Notice to Candidate: Personal Financial Disclosure (aka: Financial Interest Statement):
    Part One: Fill in your name and check mark in Part Two either Option A #2, which is A) Because the City of Ballwin has a Personal Financial Disclosure / Conflict of Interest ordinance (#17-13) on file with the Missouri Ethics Commission, you do not have to file a Financial Interest Statement.; OR Option B #1, which is B) If you did business, or own a substantial interest in a business that did business, with this political subdivision (City of Ballwin) in excess of $500, other than compensation, in the preceding twelve months, you must file a Financial Interest Statement with the Missouri Ethics Commission. (See booklet provided by the Missouri Ethics Commission for information and due dates for this form.)
    Complete Part Three.
  2. If Part Two, Option B #1 applies to you, you will need to file a Financial Disclosure Statement either electronically or by mail through the Missouri Ethics Commission by the dates designated in the booklet on page 9. Please refer to the booklet or the MEC website for additional information. 
  3. DOR Form 5120: Affidavit declaring no delinquency of local and state taxes: A copy of a notarized affidavit declaring no delinquency of local and state taxes shall be provided to the Clerk. It is the responsibility of the filer to submit the original affidavit to the Missouri Department of Revenue.

 

  1. Give to the Clerk :
    - The signed Declaration of Candidacy form
    - A photo I.D. or driver’s license showing your current address
    - Completed Notice to Candidate form
    - Completed DOR Form 5120
    - The $30 filing fee for Alderman or $50 filing fee for Mayor If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to “City of Ballwin”.
    The forms and filing fee will only be accepted in the order each candidate was standing in line.
    You will receive back from the clerk:
    - A receipt for the candidate filing fee
    - Return of your Photo I.D. or driver’s license showing your current address
    - A copy of the signed Declaration of Candidacy Form
    - A copy of the completed Notice to Candidate Form
    - The original completed and notarized DOR Form 5120 that you will need to file with the DOR

Deadlines: 

December 6, 2022

Opening of candidate filings for the April 4 General Municipal Election. Applications for declaration of candidacy may be obtained at the Ballwin Government Center, beginning at 8:00 a.m. 

December 27, 2022

Closing of candidate filings for the April 4 General Municipal Election. Declaration of candidacy must be received by 5:00 p.m.

January 24, 2023

Closing for receiving certification of election forms by 5:00 p.m. for the April 4 General Municipal Election.