A general election for the elective officers of the City shall be held on the first (1st) Tuesday after the first (1st) Monday in April of each year. These elections are known as the Annual City Elections.
The Mayor is elected at the general election for a four (4) year term. Each year at the Annual City Election, there shall also be elected a Councilman for each Ward of the City by the qualified voters of each respective Ward. All Councilmen shall hold office for a term of two (2) years.
The City is divided in four (4) Wards with two (2) elected Councilmen representing the respective Ward. The Mayor and Councilmen from the four (4) Wards comprise the City Council.
The voting precincts and voter registrations are under the authority of the St Louis County Board of Election Commissioners.
Mayor - No person shall be Mayor unless he/she is at least thirty (30) years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City at the time of and for two (2) years next preceding his/her election. When two (2) or more persons shall have an equal number of votes for the office of Mayor, the matter shall be determined by the Council. A candidate for the office of Mayor shall pay a filing fee of $50.00 at the time of filing. No person shall be certified as a candidate for Mayor who shall be in arrears for any unpaid taxes or city user fees on the last day to file declaration of candidacy for office.
Councilmen - No person shall be a Councilman unless he/she is at least twenty-one (21) years of age prior to taking office, a citizen of the United States, and an inhabitant of the City for one (1) year next preceding his/her election, and a resident of the ward from which he/she is elected six (6) months next preceding his/her election. Whenever there is a tie in the election of a Councilman, the matter shall be determined by the Council. A candidate for the office of Councilman shall pay a filing fee of $25.00 at the time of filing. No person shall be certified as a candidate for Councilman who shall be in arrears for any unpaid taxes or city user fees on the last day to file declaration of candidacy for office.
Voter Registration - To register to vote, a person must be 17 1/2 years old at the time of registration and 18 years old on or before the date of the next election he/she would be voting in. A prospective voter must also be a U.S. citizen and a resident of St. Louis County.
When registering to vote, a person must present a valid drivers' license or other form of personal identification containing the applicant's name and signature. Voter registration is taken at any City Hall, High School or Library for your convenience. A Certificate of Voter Registration may be obtained in person or by mailing a request to the
St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners
12 Sunnen Drive
St. Louis, MO 63143
For additional information regarding elections, contact the City Clerk's Office located at 9119 Lackland Road, Overland MO 63114, Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, except on Wednesday from 8 am to 6 pm, or call (314) 428-4321. Parking for City Hall is available at the Community Center parking lot during business hours.
9119 Lackland Road, Overland, MO 63114 – (314) 428-4321(T) (314) 428-3515 (F)