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Elections for Municipal Officials serving the City of Lee’s Summit are held in even-numbered years. Terms for all elected officials are four years in length. With an eight-member Council, terms for half the Council and one municipal judge will expire every even-numbered year. The position of Mayor is also a four-year term. No councilmember or mayor may serve more than two consecutive terms. There are no limits for municipal judges.
The 2016 General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The first day for candidate filing is Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 8 a.m. The last day for candidate filing is Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 5 p.m.
The positions open will be Councilmembers District 1 – 4 and Judge Div. 263. Councilmembers Bob Johnson (District 4) and Allan Gray (District 2) will reach their term limits with this election. Councilmembers Rob Binney (District 1) and Derek Holland (District 3) can choose to run again in this election.
On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, interested candidates can start filing at 8 a.m. at the City Clerk’s office located at City Hall. Filing can be done Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. until January 19, 2016. No additional filings will be taken after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Candidates for Municipal Office:
- Lee’s Summit is a Charter form of government. Qualifications for candidates filing for office in Lee’s Summit are included in the City Charter, Article III.
- The City Clerk presents candidates with forms to complete and sign in her presence, affirming that the candidate meet the requirements.
If you have questions, please e-mail the City Clerk at Denise.Chisum@cityofLS.net.
General Election Information
Absentee Voting Eligibility
Resident of Jackson County outside the corporate limits of the city of Kansas City.
You MUST have one of the following reasons for voting absentee:
Absence from your voting jurisdiction on election day
You are incapacitated due to illness, injury or physical disability or you assist someone with illness, injury or disability
Religious belief or practice
Employment by an election authority
Missouri does NOT have Early Voting - only Absentee Voting is permitted.
Absentee Voting begins on the sixth Tuesday prior to the day of the election
Absentee Voting in Person:
JCEB Offices - 215 N. Liberty, Independence, MO 64050
Absentee Voting by Mail:
Overseas Citizens and Military – go to http://jcebmo.org/militaryand-overseas for special instructions.
|Information on registration for Jackson County residents can be found on this web site: http://jcebmo.org/registration
|Cass County residents can find information at: http://www.casscounty.com/clerk/clerk.html