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49.020.  Election — term of office — residence. — At the general election in the year 1996, and every four years thereafter, the voters of each of the districts shall elect a county commissioner, who shall hold his office for a term of four years and until his successor is duly elected and qualified; and at the general election in the year 1882, and every four years thereafter, the presiding commissioner of the county shall be elected by the voters of the county at large, who shall hold his office for the term of four years and until his successor is duly elected and qualified.  Each commissioner shall be a resident of the county and each commissioner elected from a district shall be a resident of the district from which such commissioner was elected.  Each commissioner elected under the provisions of this chapter shall enter upon the duties of his office on the first day of January immediately after his election.

57.010.  Election — qualifications — certificate of election — sheriff to hold valid peace officer license, when. — 1.  At the general election to be held in 1948, and at each general election held every four years thereafter, the voters in every county in this state shall elect some suitable person sheriff.  No person shall be eligible for the office of sheriff who has been convicted of a felony.  Such person shall be a resident taxpayer and elector of said county, shall have resided in said county for more than one whole year next before filing for said office and shall be a person capable of efficient law enforcement.  When any person shall be elected sheriff, such person shall enter upon the discharge of the duties of such person’s office as chief law enforcement officer of that county on the first day of January next succeeding said election.

  2.  No person shall be eligible for the office of sheriff who does not hold a valid peace officer license pursuant to chapter 590.  Any person filing for the office of sheriff shall have a valid peace officer license at the time of filing for office.  This subsection shall not apply to the sheriff of any county of the first classification with a charter form of government with a population over nine hundred thousand or of any city not within a county.

53.010.  Election — term — residency — exception, St. Louis City. — 

1.  At the general election in the year 1948 and every four years thereafter the qualified voters in each county in this state shall elect a county assessor.  Such county assessors shall enter upon the discharge of their duties on the first day of September next after their election, and shall hold office for a term of four years, and until their successors are elected and qualified, unless sooner removed from office; provided, that this section shall not apply to the City of St. Louis.  The assessor shall be a resident of the county from which such person was elected.

  2.  The office of county assessor is created in each county having township organization and a county assessor shall be elected for each township organization county at the next general election, or at a special election called for that purpose by the governing body of such county.  If a special election is called, the state and each political subdivision or special district submitting a candidate or question at such election shall pay its proportional share of the costs of the election, as provided by section 115.065. Such assessor shall assume office immediately upon his election and qualification, and shall serve until his successor is elected and qualified under the provisions of subsection 1 of this section.  Laws generally applicable to county assessors, their offices, clerks, and deputies shall apply to and govern county assessors in township organization counties, and laws applicable to county assessors, their offices, clerks, and deputies in third class counties and laws applicable to county assessors, their offices, clerks, and deputies in fourth class counties shall apply to and govern county assessors, their offices, clerks, and deputies in township organization counties of the respective classes, except that when such general laws and such laws applicable to third and fourth class counties conflict with the laws specially applicable to county assessors, their offices, clerks, and deputies in township organization counties, the laws specially applicable to county assessors, their offices, clerks, and deputies in township organization counties shall govern.

  473.730.  Public administrators — qualifications — election — oath — bond — public administrator deemed public office, duties — salaried public administrators deemed county officials — City of St. Louis, appointments of administrators. — 

1.  Every county in this state, except the City of St. Louis, shall elect a public administrator at the general election in the year 1880, and every four years thereafter, who shall be ex officio public guardian and conservator in and for the public administrator’s county.  A candidate for public administrator shall be at least twenty-one years of age and a resident of the state of Missouri and the county in which he or she is a candidate for at least one year prior to the date of the general election for such office.  The candidate shall also be a registered voter and shall be current in the payment of all personal and business taxes.  Each candidate for public administrator shall provide to the election authority a copy of a signed affidavit from a surety company, indicating that the candidate meets the bond requirements for the office of public administrator under this section.  The secretary of state shall notify each election authority of the requirements of this section.  The secretary of state will provide the necessary forms to assure compliance of the requirements of this section.

  2.  Before entering on the duties of the public administrator’s office, the public administrator shall take the oath required by the constitution, and enter into bond to the state of Missouri in a sum not less than ten thousand dollars, with one or more securities, approved by the court and conditioned that the public administrator will faithfully discharge all the duties of the public administrator’s office, which bond shall be given and oath of office taken on or before the first day of January following the public administrator’s election, and it shall be the duty of the judge of the court to require the public administrator to make a statement annually, under oath, of the amount of property in the public administrator’s hands or under the public administrator’s control as such administrator, for the purpose of ascertaining the amount of bond necessary to secure such property; and such court may from time to time, as occasion shall require, demand additional security of such administrator, and, in default of giving the same within twenty days after such demand, may remove the administrator and appoint another.

  3.  The public administrator in all counties, in the performance of the duties required by chapters 473474, and 475, is a public officer.  The duties specified by sections 475.120 and 475.343 are discretionary.  The county shall defend and indemnify the public administrator against any alleged breach of duty, provided that any such alleged breach of duty arose out of an act or omission occurring within the scope of duty or employment.

  4.  After January 1, 2001, all salaried public administrators shall be considered county officials for purposes of section 50.333, subject to the minimum salary requirements set forth in section 473.742.

  5.  The public administrator for the City of St. Louis shall be appointed by a majority of the circuit judges and associate circuit judges of the twenty-second judicial circuit, en banc.  Such public administrator shall meet the same qualifications and requirements specified in subsection 1 of this section for elected public administrators.  The elected public administrator holding office on August 28, 2013, shall continue to hold such office for the remainder of his or her term.

58.030.  Qualifications. — No person shall be elected or appointed to the office of coroner unless he be a citizen of the United States, over the age of twenty-one years, and shall have resided within the state one whole year, and within the county for which he is elected, six months next preceding the election.

60.010.  Surveyor to be elected in certain counties — qualifications — term.

1.  At the regular general election in the year 1948, and every four years thereafter, the voters of each county of this state in counties of the second, third, and fourth classification shall elect a registered land surveyor as county surveyor, who shall hold office for four years and until a successor is duly elected, commissioned and qualified.  The person elected shall be commissioned by the governor.

  2.  No person shall be elected or appointed surveyor unless such person is a citizen of the United States, over the age of twenty-one years, a registered land surveyor, and shall have resided within the state one whole year.  An elected surveyor shall have resided within the county for which the person is elected six months immediately prior to election and shall after election continue to reside within the county for which the person is surveyor.  An appointed surveyor need not reside within the county for which the person is surveyor.

  3.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1 of this section, or any other law to the contrary, the county commission of any county of the third or fourth classification may appoint a surveyor following the deadline for filing for the office of surveyor, if no qualified candidate files for the office in the general election in which the office would have been on the ballot, provided that the notice required by section 115.345 has been published in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the county.  The appointed surveyor shall serve at the pleasure of the county commission, however, an appointed surveyor shall forfeit said office once a qualified individual, who has been duly elected at a regularly scheduled general election where the office of surveyor is on the ballot and who has been commissioned by the governor, takes office.  The county commission shall fix appropriate compensation, which need not be equal to that of an elected surveyor.

115.607.  County or city committee, eligibility requirements, selection of. — 1.  No person shall be elected or shall serve as a member of a county or city committee who is not, for one year next before the person’s election, both a registered voter of and a resident of the county or city not within a county and the committee district from which the person is elected if such district shall have been so long established, and if not, then of the district or districts from which the same shall have been taken.  Except as provided in subsections 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 of this section, the membership of a county or city committee of each established political party shall consist of a man and a woman elected from each precinct, township, or ward in the county or city not within a county.

  2.  In each county of the first classification containing the major portion of a city which has over three hundred thousand inhabitants, two members of the committee, a man and a woman, shall be elected from each ward in the city.  Any township entirely contained in the city shall have no additional representation on the county committee.  The election authority for the county shall, not later than six months after the decennial census has been reported to the President of the United States, divide the most populous township outside the city into eight subdistricts of contiguous and compact territory and as nearly equal in population as practicable.  The subdistricts shall be numbered from one upward consecutively, which numbers shall, insofar as practicable, be retained upon reapportionment.  Two members of the county committee, a man and a woman, shall be elected from each such subdistrict.  Six members of the committee, three men and three women, shall be elected from the second and third most populous townships outside the city.  Four members of the committee, two men and two women, shall be elected from the other townships outside the city.

  3.  In any city which has over three hundred thousand inhabitants, the major portion of which is located in a county with a charter form of government, for the portion of the city located within such county and notwithstanding section 82.110, it shall be the duty of the election authority, not later than six months after the decennial census has been reported to the President of the United States, to divide such cities into not less than twenty-four nor more than twenty-five wards after each decennial census.  Wards shall be so divided that the number of inhabitants in any ward shall not exceed any other ward of the city and within the same county, by more than five percent, measured by the number of the inhabitants determined at the preceding decennial census.

  4.  In each county of the first classification containing a portion, but not the major portion, of a city which has over three hundred thousand inhabitants, ten members of the committee, five men and five women, shall be elected from the district of each state representative wholly contained in the county in the following manner:  within six months after each legislative reapportionment, the election authority shall divide each legislative district wholly contained in the county into five committee districts of contiguous territory as compact and as nearly equal in population as may be; two members of the committee, a man and a woman, shall be elected from each committee district.  The election authority shall divide the area of the county located within legislative districts not wholly contained in the county into similar committee districts; two members of the committee, a man and a woman, shall be elected from each committee district.

  5.  In each city not situated in a county, two members of the committee, a man and a woman, shall be elected from each ward.

  6.  In all counties with a charter form of government and a population of over nine hundred thousand inhabitants, the county committee persons shall be elected from each township.  Within ninety days after August 28, 2002, and within six months after each decennial census has been reported to the President of the United States, the election authority shall divide the county into twenty-eight compact and contiguous townships containing populations as nearly equal in population to each other as is practical.

  7.  If any election authority has failed to adopt a reapportionment plan by the deadline set forth in this section, the county commission, sitting as a reapportionment commission, shall within sixty days after the deadline, adopt a reapportionment plan.  Changes of township, ward, or precinct lines shall not affect the terms of office of incumbent party committee members elected from districts as constituted at the time of their election

 

 

  115.613.  Committeeman and committeewoman, how selected — tie vote, effect of — if no person elected a vacancy created — single candidate, effect. — 1.  Except as provided in subsection 4 of this section, the qualified man and woman receiving the highest number of votes from each committee district for committeeman and committeewoman of a party shall be members of the county or city committee of the party.

  2.  If two or more qualified persons receive an equal number of votes for county or city committeeman or committeewoman of a party and a higher number of votes than any other qualified person from the party, a vacancy shall exist on the county or city committee which shall be filled by a majority of the committee in the manner provided in section 115.617.

  3.  If no qualified person is elected county or city committeeman or committeewoman from a committee district for a party, a vacancy shall exist on the county or city committee which shall be filled by a majority of the committee in the manner provided in section 115.617.

  4.  The provisions of this subsection shall apply only in any county or city where no filing fee is required for filing a declaration of candidacy for committeeman or committeewoman in a committee district.  If only one qualified candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for committeeman or committeewoman in a committee district for a party prior to the deadline established in this chapter, no election shall be held for committeeman or committeewoman in the committee district for that party and the election authority shall certify the qualified candidate in the same manner and at the same time as candidates elected pursuant to subsection 1 of this section are certified.  If no qualified candidate files for committeeman or committeewoman in a committee district for a party, no election shall be held and a vacancy shall exist on the county or city committee which shall be filled by a majority of the committee in the manner provided in section 115.617.

 

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