Filing Announcement

Important Filing Dates

The filing for the August 4, 2020, Primary Election:

  • Opened: 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • Closed: 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Filing for County offices occurs in the office of the County Clerk - Room 236 of the County Government Center, 801 E. Walnut, Columbia, MO.
The official Notice of filing for state and local offices is located here:

Notice of Candidate Filing.

Candidacy Declarations

Candidates will need to provide the following to file a declaration of candidacy:

  1. Proof of Identity - Voter Notification card, Missouri driver's license, birth certificate, or other form of certified or photo ID.

  2. A copy of a Form 5120 affidavit filed with the Department of Revenue affirming that the candidate is not currently aware of any delinquency in the filing or payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes or real property taxes on the place of residence, as stated on the declaration of candidacy, or is not a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state, other than those taxes which may be in dispute. The affidavit is available online from the Department of Revenue at: Candidate's Affidavit of Tax Payments. A notarized copy must be filed with Department of Revenue before filing for office.

  3. A filing fee of $50.00 payable to the political party for which a person is seeking the nomination or a receipt from the political party that the filing fee has been paid directly to them. If you cannot afford the filing fee please contact the County Clerk for an affidavit regarding your inability to pay the filing fee.

  4. Candidates for County Treasurer: Under Section 54.040 RSMo. candidates for County Treasurer shall present to the election authority a copy of a signed affidavit from a surety company authorized to do business in this state, indicating that the candidate meets the statutory bond requirements for the office of County Treasurer. The bond requirement for Boone County Treasurer is $750,000.00. Sample Affidavit of Treasurer Surety Bond

  5. Candidates for Public Administrator: Under Section 473.730 RSMo. candidates for Public Administrator shall present to the election authority a copy of a signed affidavit from a surety company authorized to do business in this state, indicating that the candidate meets the statutory bond requirements for the office of Public Administrator. Sample Affidavit of Public Administrator Surety Bond

General Qualifications Applicable to the Following County Offices:
(Art. VII, § 8, Constitution of Missouri; Sections 115.306 & 115.349.3, RSMo)

  • Citizen of the United States;
  • Registered Missouri voter;
  • Not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated in the declaration of candidacy;
  • Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under federal law, Missouri law, or an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in Missouri;
  • Does not have outstanding campaign disclosure reports due from prior elections.
OFFICE TERM QUALIFICATIONS
Associate County Commissioner
District 1 and 2
4 years
  • Qualified registered voter
  • Resident of county
  • Resident of district
Sheriff 4 years
  • Qualified registered voter
  • Resident taxpayer and elector of county
  • County resident: 1 year prior to filing
  • No felony convictions
  • Has a valid peace officer license
  • "Capable of efficient law enforcement"
Assessor 4 years
  • Qualified registered voter
  • Resident of county
Treasurer 4 years
  • Qualified registered voter
  • At least 21 years of age
  • County resident: 1 year prior to election
  • Current in payment of all personal and real estate taxes
  • Must provide a copy of a signed affidavit from a surety company indicating that candidate meets bond requirements
Public Administrator 4 years
  • Qualified registered voter
  • At least 21 years of age
  • County resident: 1 year prior to election
  • Current in payment of all personal and real estate taxes
  • Must provide a copy of a signed affidavit from a surety company indicating that candidate meets bond requirements
Committeeman and Committeewoman 2 years
  • Registered voter and resident of committee district for 1 year next preceding the election

If you have additional questions please contact the County Clerk at clerk@boonecountymo.org.

Candidate filing closes Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.