The City of Joplin has announced the start date that citizens can pick up nominating petitions if they plan to run for a City Council seat in April 2022.
These documents can be obtained starting at 8 AM on Tuesday, November 16 by going to the City Clerk.
Petitions must be returned to the City Clerk by 5 PM January 11, 2022, to be eligible for the April election.
Five seats will be on the ballot. Three of those are general, held by Ryan Stanely, Doug Lawson, and Anthony Monteleone. The other seats are in Zone 1 and 4, which are being held by Gary Shaw and Diane Reid Adams.
All seats are elected for a term of four years.
A news release from the City of Joplin says,
“In order to be eligible, citizens are required to be a qualified voter and have been a Joplin resident for at least four years immediately prior to the election. They will also be required to show their voter identification card to the City Clerk when applying for the election.
General seat candidates must obtain 150 certified signatures from qualified Joplin voters throughout the city. Zone candidates need to live in the zone in which they are seeking a position and will need to obtain 150 certified signatures from qualified Joplin voters, with 75 of those coming from the represented zone. The City website has a map of the four legislative zones. Zone elections are included in the citywide ballot. All candidates will be required to sign a declaration of candidacy with the City Clerk’s office.”
Click here for more on election guidelines.
Contact the Joplin City Clerk for more information at 624-0820, ex 1220.