Missouri Secretary of State

Employer / Organization

Missouri

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Nov 07, 2018 - Jul 27, 2020

Description

The Secretary of State for Missouri is a member of the executive branch of government and has constitutional as well as statutory duties in the state of Missouri. The secretary of state keeps a register of the official acts of the governor, is the custodian of the seal of the state and maintains state records and documents. The secretary is elected every four years. Article IV, Section 14 of the state Constitution outlines the following duties of the secretary of state: custodian of the seal of the state, keep a register of the official acts of the governor, and act as custodian of such records and documents. The salary for this position is $107,746/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, that you meet other office specific qualifications and inquire as to if the application has a fee. 2) Complete the filing forms and file them with the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office Elections Division. Forms differ for partisan and nonpartisan candidates. Partisan candidates will likely participate in a primary while independent candidates must acquire a stipulated amount of petitions signatures. Nonpartisan positions file differently as well. 3) File the filing forms with the Missouri Secretary of State Elections Division. If you plan to run in a partisan primary, the filing window is from February 23rd, 2016 to March 29th, 2016. If you plan to run as an independent, the deadline to file is August 1st, 2016, the fifteenth Monday immediately preceding the general election. The nonpartisan position filing window for the November general elections is from July 19th, 2016 to August 23rd, 2016. For more information about running as a partisan candidate, please contact your local party headquarters. The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office Elections Division can be reached by phone at (573) 751-4936. More information can be found here: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/candidates.

Submit application to:
Missouri Secretary of State, 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO, 65101, US