City of Kearney, MO


Filing for candidates at the annual City election, Tuesday, April 2, 2024, opens Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 8:00 A.M. and ends Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at 5:00 P.M. in accordance with 115.127.5 RSMo.

At said election there shall be elected:

  1. One (1) member of the Board of Aldermen of Ward 1 for a term of two (2) years.
  2. One (1) member of the Board of Aldermen of Ward 2 for a term of two (2) years.

Filing may be recorded with the City Clerk at Kearney City Hall, 100 E. Washington Street, Kearney, MO, during normal business hours from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.  City offices will be closed all-day on Friday, December 22, 2023, and all-day Monday, December 25, 2023. 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALDERMAN No person shall be an Alderman unless he/she be at least eighteen (18) years of age, a citizen of the United States, and an inhabitant and resident of the City for one (1) year next preceding his/her election, and a resident, at the time he/she files and during the time he/she serves, of the ward from which he/she is elected.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS  Pursuant to Section 115.040 of the City of Kearney Code of Ordinances, all officers elected to office shall be voters under the laws and Constitution of this State and the ordinances of the City and no person shall be eligible to file as a candidate for municipal public office who is delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated on the declaration of candidacy, or if the person is a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state.

Pursuant to Section 115.347 RSMo, no candidate’s name shall be printed on any official ballot unless his/her written, signed and sworn Declaration of Candidacy has been filed in the office of the City Clerk within the time allowed by law.

According to state election regulations no person shall be eligible to file as a candidate for municipal public office who has been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States of America or to a felony under the laws of this state or an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in this state.

For more information contact Sheila Ernzen, City Clerk, at or 816-903-4738 or visit

Ward Boundaries Map, Pursuant to Ord 1473-21, ADOPTED 9-7-2021, Boundary Revision Based on 2020 CENSUS
Ordinance No. 1473-21, Adopted 9-7-2021

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