Filing for Office
Elected Officials and Length of Term. The City Council consists of five elected officials all of which are elected at large. The Mayor is elected annually from the elected officials serving at the time. The term of office is three years for all elected officials.
Filing for Candidacy. General elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April each year. The filing period begins the 16th Tuesday before the election and closes the 11th Tuesday before the election.
Declarations of Candidacy are accepted during normal business hours Monday through Friday. The City Clerk’s office is closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for lunch. City offices are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and days designated as holidays by the City. All qualified candidates must provide to the City Clerk proof of identity such as a Missouri Driver’s License or be recognizable to the City Clerk.
Filing Period for the April 7, 2020 General Election
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, through Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
City Offices will be closed December 24, 25, 2019 and January 1, 2020 during the filing period.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the April 7th election has been moved to June 2, 2020
Withdrawal of a Candidate
Candidates who wish to withdraw may do so by filing their notice of withdrawal with the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 11th Tuesday (January 21, 2020) before the election.
Qualifications for Elective Office
- Must be at least twenty-one years of age prior to taking office
- A citizen of the United States
- An inhabitant of the city for one (1 year) next preceding his or her election
Personal Financial Disclosure Reporting Requirements
Candidates for office in the City of Aurora must file the "Financial Disclosure Statement for Political Subdivisions" report, ONLY if they or a family member had any transactions with the City valued at more than $500 per transaction within the past calendar year.
Affirmation of Tax Payments and Bonding Requirements
Candidate’s for election to a public office shall file an affidavit with the Department of Revenue and include a copy of the affidavit with the declaration of candidacy required under Section 115.349.