2018 Missouri Election Calendar

Official
Election Day

Style of Election

Last Day to
Register to Vote

First Day for
Candidate Filing

Last Day for
Candidate Filing

Final Certification
Date

February 6, 2018

 

Bond elections may be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in February but no other issue shall be included on the ballot for such election.

January 10, 2018

October 17, 2017
[Jurisdictions in
Kansas City begin filing
October 24, 2017]

November 21, 2017

November 28, 2017

March 6, 2018
(see local charter)

Charter cities and charter counties ONLY

February 7, 2018

November 14, 2017
[Jurisdictions in
Kansas City begin filing
November 21, 2017]

December 19, 2017

December 26, 2017

April 3, 2018

General Municipal Election
Day

March 7, 2018

December 12, 2017
[Jurisdictions in Kansas City begin filing December 19, 2017]

January 16, 2018

January 23, 2018

August 7, 2018

Primary Election

July 11, 2018

February 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

May 29, 2018

November 6, 2018

General Election

October 10, 2018

July 17, 2018*
[Jurisdictions in
Kansas City begin filing
July 24, 2018]

August 21, 2018*

August 28, 2018

The final date for new party and independent candidates to submit their petitions to the Secretary of State is 5:00 p.m., July 30, 2018. Independent candidates for county offices and those wishing to form a new party within a county must submit their petition to the local election authority (county clerk or election board) by 5:00 p.m., July 30, 2018. (115.329.1, RSMo).

*Opening and closing of filing for jurisdictions authorized to elect directors in November, such as 911 & Emergency Services directors.

[Bracketed dates apply to any jurisdiction partially or wholly located in Kansas City, Missouri.]

 

Statutory References (RSMo)
Official Election Day §§ 115.121, 115.123
Style of Election §§ 115.121, 115.123
Last Day to Register  § 115.135.1
First Day to File §§ 115.127.5, 115.329.1, 115.349.2, 115.761
Last Day to File §§ 115.127.5, 115.329.1, 115.349.1
Final Certification Date    §§ 115.125, 115.387, 115.401, 116.240