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Primary Election August 2, 2022

The 2022 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 (the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in August for even numbered years). The filing period for candidates for the August 2, 2022 Primary Election begins at 8:00 a.m. on February 22, 2022 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on March 29, 2022 (Section 115.349, RSMo.).

Individuals voting in the Primary Election may select a party ballot of their choice (Section 115.121.2, RSMo.). Voters who do not wish to select a party ballot may request a ballot containing other issues, if their jurisdiction’s ballot contains issues.

The four established parties in Missouri are: Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, and Constitution.

Independent Candidates

Deadline for submitting petitions for independent candidate nominations for the November 8, 2022 election: 5:00 p.m. August 1, 2022 (Section 115.329.1, RSMo.)

Write-in Candidates

Deadline for submitting a Write-in Candidate Declaration of Intent for the November 8, 2022 election: 5:00 p.m. October 28, 2022 (Section 115.453(4), RSMo.).

A Write-in Candidate is a person whose name is not printed on the ballot (Section 115.453(4-6), RSMo.) and who has filed a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate for election to office with the proper election authority prior to 5:00 p.m. on October 28, 2022 (Section 115.453(4), RSMo.). It is not necessary to file a Declaration of Intent if there are no candidates on the ballot for that office (Section 115.453(4), RSMo.).

Establishing a New Party

The deadline for submitting petitions for new parties and candidate nominations for the November 8, 2022 election is 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2022 (Section 115.329.1, RSMo.). Please contact the Elections Division for more information at 573-751-2301 or email at [email protected].