|The next City General Election will be held April 3, 2018, for the positions of Mayor, and Council Members for Wards 1, 2, and 6.
To be eligible to serve on the City Council a person must be a registered voter of the city, at least 21 years of age, a resident of the city for at least two years immediately prior to the election, and a resident of their Ward for at least 90 days prior to October 24, 2017. To be eligible to serve as Mayor a person must be a registered voter of the city, at least 21 years of age, and a resident of the city for at least four years immediately prior to the election.
Potential candidates for these positions must be nominated by a petition signed by at least 50 registered voters who are eligible to vote for the proposed candidate. In the case of Council Members this means the petition signers must be registered to vote in the individual ward from which the candidate seeks election.
Nominating petitions will be available in the City Manager’s Office, located at City Hall, 401 Independence, beginning October 2, 2017.
Nominated candidates may file between October 24 and November 21, 2017. Both the nominating petition and the acceptance of nomination form must be returned to the City Clerk at the City Manager’s Office. If more than two candidates file for any one ward, a primary election will be held on February 6, 2018, with the general election on April 3, 2018. If two or fewer candidates file for the office, the general election will be held April 3, 2018.
Any person seeking office must pick up a Nominating Petition Form from the City Clerk and must meet the qualifications required for the position they wish to hold.
401 Independence Street
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Gayle L. Conrad, CMC, MRCC