Filing for county offices opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the office of the Dallas County clerk.

The Missouri primary election date is Aug. 4, and the following Dallas County offices will be on the ballot: county commissioner north and south, sheriff, assessor, public administrator, coroner and surveyor.

The filing fee is $50 and should be paid to the local political committee of the candidate’s affiliation. A receipt for the payment will be attached to the Declaration of Candidacy at the time of filing.

At the time of filing, all candidates are required to present a copy of Form 5120, which has been notarized, and the original must be submitted to the Missouri Department of Revenue. This form is available online and in the county clerk’s office, and states that the candidate does not owe taxes.

For first time, candidates for public administrator are required to have an affidavit from a bonding company stating that the candidate is able to be bonded to meet statutory requirements. The public administrator is required to have a bond in the amount of $10,000. Declarations of Candidacy for this office will not be accepted by the county clerk without the signed affidavit. Forms may be obtained in the county clerk’s office.

For the first day of filing, the county clerk will use a lottery to determine the candidate’s position on the ballot. After the first day, the position will be determined by the order in which candidates file.

Filing closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31.

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