The qualified voters of the Fulton School District No. 58 shall annually elect two (2) directors for
terms of three (3) years each on the municipal election day in April. An additional director shall be
elected triennially. Unexpired vacant terms will be filled in accordance with law.
Before the sixteenth Tuesday preceding the election, the Board shall publish in at least one (1)
newspaper of general circulation in the district the opening filing date, the offices to be filled, the
place for filing and the closing date for filing.
Qualified applicants for the Board may file a declaration of candidacy during business hours in the
superintendent's office commencing at 8:00 a.m. on the sixteenth Tuesday prior to the election and
ending at 5:00 p.m. on the eleventh Tuesday prior to the election. The candidate shall declare his
or her intent to become a candidate in person and in writing to the secretary of the Board of
Education or designee. The district shall clearly designate where candidates shall form a line to
effectuate such filings and determine the order of such filings. The names of qualified candidates
shall be placed on the ballot in order of filing.
The notice of election and certification of candidates must be submitted to the election authority by
the tenth Tuesday prior to the election in the manner provided by law. After the tenth Tuesday prior
to the election, the candidate list may only be modified pursuant to court order, in accordance with
Prior to the district's certification of candidates to the election authority, a candidate may withdraw
from the election by presenting to the district a notarized written statement of his or her intention to
withdraw. After the deadline for certification of candidates to the election authority, a candidate may
only withdraw pursuant to court order, in accordance with law.
The district will provide each candidate a copy of the Notice of Candidate's Obligation to File
Financial Interest Statement and a plain language summary of the applicable laws provided by the
Missouri Ethics Commission as required by law. Candidates must comply with laws concerning
eligibility, campaign financing and campaign disclosures.
If candidates have filed for a position, a person interested in becoming a write-in candidate must file
a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate with the proper election authority prior to 5:00 p.m.
on the second Friday immediately preceding the election day in order for the votes to be counted.
If no candidates have filed for the position, filing a declaration of intent to be a write-in candidate
is not necessary.
No Election Held
No election will be held if, after the last date of candidate filing, the number of candidates who have
filed is equal to the number of positions to be filled by the election. However, if the number of
candidates filing exceeds the number of positions, the election will be held even if a sufficient
number of candidates withdraw so that the remaining candidates are equal to the number of positions
to be filled.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Cross Refs: AA, School District Legal Status
Legal Refs: §§ 105.470, .483 - .487, .973, 115.121 - .127, .453, 162.261, .291, .341, .371, .381,
.459, 493.050, RSMo.
Ch. 130, RSMo.
Jackson Election Committee v. Paluka, 13 S.W.3d 684 (Mo.App.W.D. 2000)
Fulton School District No. 58, Fulton, Missouri
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