Filing for Candidacy
General Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April every year. Filing for elected official candidacy is done at the City Clerk's office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, at City Hall located at 125 S 2nd St, Odessa, Missouri. The filing period begins the 16th Tuesday before the election and closes the 11th Tuesday before the election. City offices are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and days designated as holidays by the City.
The filing period for the April 3, 2018, General Election of three Aldermen, Mayor, and Collector is Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 8:00 am through Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 5:00 pm. Candidates for Aldermen must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter, a resident of the city for one year prior to his/her election to office, and reside in the Ward that he/she is representing.
During the filing period, please note that City offices will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017, Tuesday, December 26, 2017, Monday, January 1, 2018, and Monday, January 15, 2018.