Candidate Information

Candidate Filing Information for August 2, 2022 Primary Election

Filings for August 2, 2022 Primary Election

When to File:
Filing begins on Tuesday, February 22 2022 at 8 a.m.
Filing ends on Tuesday, March 29, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Where to File:
Perry County Clerk’s Office
County Administration Building
321 N Main Suite 2
Perryville, MO 63775

Filing will take place for the following County Offices:
Associate Circuit Judge
Presiding Commissioner
Clerk of the Circuit Court
County Clerk 

County Treasurer
Recorder of Deeds
Prosecuting Attorney
Collector of Revenue 

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 $100.00 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 Perry County Elected Offices must do so by filing a petition with the Perry County Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2022.  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 8, 2022 General Election as an independent candidate. 

Declarations of candidacy may be filed for the following political officers who are to be elected at the Primary Election:

Township Committeeman

Township Committeewoman

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.

2022 ELECTED OFFICIALS QUALIFICATIONS

Please note – this list was prepared as a courtesy to prospective candidates and to the public. Candidates are responsible for researching the full requirements and responsibilities of the particular office they seek.

General Qualifications Applicable to All of the Following Offices:

 Article VII, § 8, Constitution of Missouri

  •  Citizen of the United States
  •  Resident of the State 1 year next preceding election
  • Missouri Statutes § 115.306
  • Is 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.
  • Is not a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the State.
  • Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States of America
  • Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of this State or an offense committed in another State that would be considered a felony in this State.

Missouri Statutes §130.071.2

In addition to any other penalties provided by law, no person may file for any office in a subsequent election until he or the treasurer of his existing candidate committee has filed all required campaign disclosure reports for all prior elections.

RSMo § 115.349.3

 • Resident and registered voter of the County and the State of Missouri at time of filing

Associate Circuit Judge (MO Constitution, Article V §21; MO Statutes, Section 59.021.6) 

  • Qualified Missouri voter
  • Resident of Missouri and of County at least one year prior to election
  • At least twenty-five years old at time of election
  • Licensed to practice law in Missouri

Presiding Commissioner (Missouri Statutes, § 49.020) 

  • Resident of the County
  • Clerk of the Circuit Court (Missouri Statutes, Section 483.010) 
  •  U.S. Citizen
  •  Resident of the State for at least one year prior to the election
  •  Resident of the County for at least three months prior to the election
  •  Twenty-one years old at time of election
  •  Must continue residency throughout term of office

County Clerk (Missouri Statutes, Section 51.050) 

  • U.S Citizen
  • Resident of Missouri and of County at least one year prior to election
  • At least twenty-one years old at time of election
  • Must continue residency throughout term of office

County Recorder of Deeds (Missouri Statutes, Section 59.021) 

  • Registered voter
  • Resident of Missouri and of County at least one year prior to election
  • At least twenty-one years old at time of filing
  • Must continue residency throughout term of office
  • Each candidate for county recorder shall provide to the election authority a copy of an affidavit from a surety company authorized to do business in this state that indicates the candidate is able to satisfy the bond requirements under section 59.100

Prosecuting Attorney (Missouri Statutes, Section 56.010) 

  • Duly licensed to practice as an attorney at law in Missouri and enrolled as such
  • Bona fide resident of the County at least one year prior to election
  • At least twenty-one years old at time of election

County Collector of Revenue (Missouri Statutes, Section 51.010) 

  • Registered voter of the County at the time of filing
  • Resident of the State & County for at least one year prior to the date of filing
  • Must be current in the payment of all state income taxes and personal and real property taxes
  • Twenty-one years old at time of filing
  • Provide a signed affidavit from a surety company indicating the candidate meets the bond requirements of $1,000,000 at time of filing
  • Must continue residency throughout term of office

County Treasurer (Missouri Statutes, Section 58.030) 

  • Registered voter
  • Resident of Missouri and of County at least one year prior to election
  • At least twenty-one years old at time of filing
  • Must be current in payment of all personal and real estate taxes at time of filing
  • Provide a signed affidavit from a surety company indicating the candidate meets the bond requirements of $3,000,000 at time of filing
  • Must continue residency throughout term of office

The following requirements apply to all the preceding offices 

  • All offices are 4(four) year terms beginning on Jan. 1, 2023 (Collector term begins March 1, 2023)
  • All offices are partisan
  • All offices are elected by the County-at-large
  • Candidates will pay a $100.00 filing fee
  • All candidates must bring a valid ID and a completed form DOR 5120, the DOR 5120 must be Notarized.

Township Committeeman/Committeewoman (Missouri Statutes, 115.607-115.613) (§130.071.2, does not apply to Township Committeemen and Committeewomen) 

  • Each township within the County may elect one Committeeman and one Committeewoman for each political party
  • Partisan position, must file for a recognized party
  • 2(two) year term
  • Resident of both the County and the township for at least one year prior to election
  • Registered voter of both the County and township for at least one year prior to election