Candidate Filing for August Primary begins today 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Candidate filing, pursuant to RSMo section 115.127.5, opens at 8 a.m. on February 27 and closes March 26 at 5 p.m.


Individuals planning to file for office must possess a paid filing fee receipt from a political party; a copy of an affidavit (does not apply to candidates running for U.S. Congress) filed with the Department of Revenue; and proof of identity – voter identification card, Missouri driver’s license, birth certificate, or other form of official identification.


Representatives from the political parties and the Department of Revenue will be available at the secretary of state’s office, on opening day only, to provide documentation if the individual has not obtained the necessary documents prior.


Additional information and a detailed listing of requirements can be found on the secretary of state’s website.


Tuesday, February 27, 2024


8:00 a.m. First Day of Candidate Filing 

600 West Main 

Jefferson City, MO