Filing for Barry County offices will open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The Aug. 3 primary election will feature candidates for county clerk, prosecuting attorney, presiding commissioner, collector and treasurer.
Candidates who file next Tuesday will receive a random number that will determine their placement on the primary ballot. Numbers will be drawn after the candidate provides all documents required for filing.
After the first day, candidates will be placed on the primary ballot according to order of filing.
Candidates interested in filing for office on the first day should report to the county clerk's office by 3:30 p.m. to complete all required forms before the 4 p.m. closing time. Candidates must file by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30.
All candidates will be required to file a personal financial disclosure statement with the ethics commission. The statement must be submitted within 14 days of the filing deadline. Mailed statements must be postmarked within 13 days of the filing deadline. The statement must cover the 12 months prior to the filing closing date.
Candidates are also required to file a candidate's affidavit of tax payments prior to filing for county office. The form is available in the county clerk's officer or on-line at dor.mo.gov/tax/candidates. The candidate must present a notarized copy of the affidavit when filing.
Candidates filing for a county office must submit a $50 filing fee or a receipt for $50 from their party treasurer.
For more information, call Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood at 847-2561 or 847-2762.