AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR A GENERAL ELECTION IN THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, TO BE HELD ON APRIL 7, 2020, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING OFFICERS.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMAN OF THE CITY OF RICH HILL, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1: That there shall be and it is hereby ordered, a General Election, be held in the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, as provided by law and the ordinances of this City, for the purpose of electing the following City officers: one north ward alderman for a two-year term and one south ward alderman for a two-year term.
Section 2: That the place for voting for City residents shall be at the American Legion, 520 East Walnut Street, Rich Hill, Missouri. The polls shall be open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Section 3: The judges and clerks of said election shall be appointed by the County Clerk of Bates County and shall conduct the election in accordance to instructions received from the County Clerk of Bates County.
Section 4: That the County Clerk of Bates County shall provide all necessary ballots, poll books, tally sheets, and other necessary supplies.
Section 5: That the Chief of Police, at the direction of the County Clerk of Bates County, shall prepare the place for holding the General Election for the purpose of preserving order and to enforce the lawful commands as provided by law and the ordinances of this City.
Section 6: That notice of said General Election as herein provided shall be given by the County Clerk of Bates County.
Section 7: That notice of said election shall be published twice in a legal newspaper prior to first day of filing and shall be posted at five of the most public places in the City of Rich Hill, Missouri. Such notice shall include the offices to be filled, that December 17, 2019, will be the first day to file a Declaration of Candidacy, that January 21, 2020, will be the last day that candidates may file a Declaration of Candidacy, and that all such filings must be submitted to the City Clerk at City Hall, 120 North 7th Street, Rich Hill, Missouri, for their names to appear on the printed ballot.
Section 8: Any ordinance or parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
Section 9: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.
READ two times and passed by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri, this 13th day of November, 2019
Jason Rich, Mayor
Casey Crews, City Clerk