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Candidate Filing Dates for April General Municipal Election

Candidate filing for the General Municipal Election, which includes school boards, municipalities, fire districts and other political subdivisions has been shortened by two weeks following the passage of Missouri House Bill 271. The opening day for candidates to file was December 7, 2021, at 8 a.m. and the filing period will close on December 28, 2021, at 5 p.m.

For local perspective, anyone wishing to run for West Plains City Council needs to file by 5 p.m. on December 28. There are two council seats up for election on April 5, 2022.

Candidates can file through the City Clerk’s office at West Plains City Hall, 1910 Holiday Lane.

“Municipal elections, perhaps, are the most important,” said Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. “It’s always inspiring to see individuals willing to run for local office and serve the people in their local communities. We want to make sure people are aware of this important deadline change.”

Important Dates for General Municipal Election Candidates:

December 28, 2021, at 5 p.m.        Last Day of Candidate Filing

April 5, 2022                                   Election Day

Ashcroft encourages Missourians to visit for trusted election information and to register to vote.

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