County Clerk Tami Owens
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The county clerk is responsible for county administration, public services and elections.
According to statute, the county clerk is the election authority for all elections within the county. Regular elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April, August and November. Also, special elections may occur in February or June.
Notices displaying sample ballots and polling locations are published in the local newspapers the two Fridays prior to each election. You may also request a sample ballot be mailed to you.
2020 Election Information
NOTICE: Polling locations open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.
Sample Ballot - June 2, 2020 Election
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April 7, 2020 - Local Elections
MARCH 18, 2020
JEFFERSON CITY — Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Governor Parson today signed Executive Order 20-03 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020.
The Executive Order declares that ballots already printed for the April 7 election may be used at the postponed date of June 2. Voters who have attained the age of 18 by April 7 will be allowed to cast a ballot.
“Given the growing concern surrounding COVID-19 and the large number of people elections attract, postponing Missouri’s municipal elections is a necessary step to help combat the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of Missouri voters,” Governor Parson said. “Postponing an election is not easy, but we are all in this together. We are thankful to Secretary Ashcroft and our 116 election authorities for their leadership, cooperation, and commitment to doing what is best for their communities during this time.”
“I deeply appreciate Governor Parson’s quick approval and am thankful to the local election authorities – your county clerks and boards of election – who have worked through developing health concerns to find a unified and secure means of implementing our next election,” Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said. “Missouri has 116 separate election authorities, almost all who are elected in their own right, and we have come together to help protect Missouri voters. These are difficult times, but I am grateful for how we have responded, worked together and come to a resolution that helps every single Missouri voter.”
Section 44.100, RSMo, provides that during a state of emergency, the Governor is authorized to “waive or suspend the operation of any statutory requirement or administrative rule prescribing procedures for conducting state business, where strict compliance with such requirements and rules would prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action by the department of health and senior services to respond to a declared emergency or increased health threat to the population.”
The Executive Order requires local election authorities to publish notice of the June 2 election as required in Section 115.127.2, RSMo. In addition, the Executive Order states:
March 10, 2020 - Presidential Preference Primary
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Election Notices - February 3, 2020
Notice of Offices for Which
Candidates are to be Nominated
at the August 4, 2020 Primary
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to persons wishing to file a declaration of candidacy to appear as a candidate for nomination at the primary election that filing will open on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will continue until Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Filing for the following offices will take place In the office of the Honorable John R. Ashcroft, Missouri Secretary of State, in the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center at 600 West Main Street in Jefferson City, Missouri:
Secretary of State
U.S. Representative District 7
House of Representatives Legislative
District 159, 160, 161, 162
FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that filing for the following offices will take place In the office of Tami Owens, Newton County Clerk, in the Newton County Courthouse, 101 S. Wood Street, Neosho. Missouri.
County Commission District #1
County Commission District #2
Declarations of candidacy may be filed for the following political officers who are to be elected at the Primary Election:
In addition, such offices as become vacant by expiration of term, by death or resignation of incumbent or vacant for any cause, and which under the law, should be filled at the general election to be held November 3, 2020.
Notice of Voter Registration Accessibility
FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that at least one-half of the sites provided for voter registration shall be accessible to handicapped persons (115.140, RSMo.). In addition, a disabled or elderly citizen may register to vote by alternative means Including registration by mail, and curbside registration.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON
REGISTRATION AND VOTING:
Persons may contact their local election authority by telephone at 417-451-8221 or by mail at 101 S. Wood St., Ste. 201 A, Neosho, MO 64850.
The Missouri Secretary of State’s office provides a toll free number for persons with hearing impairments who have access to a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD). TDD users may call 800-669·8683 to obtain information on voter registration, polling place location and accessibility, absentee balloting, and other election-related services available in their local jurisdictions and from the State of Missouri.
CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION OFFICIALS
Given under my hand and official seal al the Capitol in the City of Jefferson, State of Missouri, this 13th day of December, A.D., 2019.
John R. Ashcroft
Secretary of State
I, Tami Owens, County Clerk within and for the County of Newton. do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct list as certified to me by JOHN R. ASHCROFT, Secretary of State, State of Missouri, of the offices for which candidates are to be nominated or elected at the PRIMARY ELECTION to be held August 4, 2020.
Newton Count Clerk
Tami Owens, County Clerk
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