Want to run for office?

The Cape Girardeau County Democrats are interested in helping you run for any office, whether you are running for city council or the US senate. This page contains links to helpful information to help you get your campaign off the ground. Below, find links on how to start your campaign, important deadlines, and other filing information required to run for office.

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how to start

Click the "How to Run" button to learn about the basics of starting a political campaign from grassroots.


There are many important deadlines for filing and running for office. The link below is a complete list for MO elections.


The Missouri Secretary of State's Office has a complete list of important information that is necessary to run.

Candidate Filing for Precinct, Township, or Ward
Committeemen and Committeewomen
August 7, 2018 Primary Election

When to File:
Filing Begins February 27, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Filing Ends March 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Where to File:
Cape Girardeau County Clerk’s Office
County Administration Building
#1 Barton Square, Suite 301
Jackson, MO 63755


Candidate Qualifications and Precinct, Township, and Ward District Listing:

Qualifications and Precinct, Township, and Ward District Listing

Ballot Placement:
First day filers will select a number by random drawing to determine placement on the ballot.  After the first day, candidates will be placed on the ballot in the order of their filing.  A candidate will only appear on the ballot if another candidate files for the same precinct, ward, or township in the same political party. One committeeman and one committeewoman may be elected from each political party for each precinct, township, or ward district.  

How to File - To appear as a candidate for election on the primary ballot, candidates must do the following at the County Clerk's office during the filing period:
1. Show identification;
2. File a Declaration of Candidacy; and
3. Complete the Notice to Candidate Personal Financial Disclosure for the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Want to run for a state or local office?

Fill out the form below for more information about running for a local or state office. We will provide you with more information, and we might be able to help you with your campaign.

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