JOPLIN, MO.--- Joplin City Council's filing period for council candidacy is opening soon. Citizens interested in running for a city council seat in April 2014 may pick up their nominating petitions from the city clerk starting Tuesday, November 19th. 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. The council will have five seats on the ballot. These include three general seats and the seat in both zone one and zone four, those petitions must be returned to the city clerk by 5 p.m. January 14th, 2014 to be eligible for the April 8th election.
The city clerk will provide a booklet on "Council Election Guidelines" to interested parties. To view the booklet online, click here. For more information, you can contact the Joplin city clerk on the second floor of Joplin City Hall or call 624-0820 ext. 220.
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