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Primary Election August 6, 2024

The 2024 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2024 (the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in August for even numbered years). The filing period for candidates for the August 6, 2024 Primary Election begins at 8:00 a.m. on February 27, 2024 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on March 26, 2024 (Section 115.349, RSMo.).

Individuals voting in the Primary Election may select a party ballot of their choice (Section 115.121.2, RSMo.). Voters who do not wish to select a party ballot may request a ballot containing other issues, if their jurisdiction’s ballot contains issues.

The three established parties in Missouri are: Republican, Democratic, and Libertarian.

Independent Candidates

Deadline for submitting petitions for independent candidate nominations for the November 5, 2024 election: 5:00 p.m. July 29, 2024 (Section 115.329.1, RSMo.)

In addition to the independent candidate petition, an independent candidate for U.S. President must submit the following documents:

Write-in Candidates

Deadline for submitting a Write-in Candidate Declaration of Intent for the November 5, 2024 election: 5:00 p.m. October 25, 2024 (Section 115.453(4), RSMo.).

A Write-in Candidate is a person whose name is not printed on the ballot (Section 115.453(4-6), RSMo.) and who has filed a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-in Candidate for election to office with the proper election authority prior to 5:00 p.m. on October 25, 2024 (Section 115.453(4), RSMo.). It is not necessary to file a Declaration of Intent if there are no candidates on the ballot for that office (Section 115.453(4), RSMo.).

A write-in candidate for U.S. President must complete the following:

Establishing a New Party

The deadline for submitting petitions for new parties and candidate nominations for the November 5, 2024 election is 5:00 p.m. on July 29, 2024 (Section 115.329.1, RSMo.). Please contact the Elections Division for more information at 573-751-2301 or email at [email protected].