The City of Ferguson, Missouri, will hold an election on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, for the offices of Council Member Ward 1, Council Member Ward 2, and Council Member Ward 3 for 3 year terms. Any person wanting to file a declaration of candidacy for this office must also submit a petition signed by at least 50 and not more than 75 registered voters. The petition forms are now available in the City Clerk’s office and may be picked up at any time during regular office hours.
The petitions may be submitted upon the filing of a declaration of candidacy but must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on January 19, 2016, and must be accompanied by a $10.00 filing fee, which will be returned if the candidate receives at least 5% of the votes in the election.
The petitions and declarations of candidacy must be filed with the City Clerk at Ferguson City Hall, 110 Church Street. Under State Law, declarations of candidacy will be accepted starting on the opening date for filing and will not be accepted after the last date for filing. Candidate filing for the Ferguson City Council will open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, which date is the sixteenth Tuesday before the election. Candidate filing will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, which date is the eleventh Tuesday before the election. For further information, please call the City Clerk at 524-5152.