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UPDATE: April 7 Election Postponed to June 2, 2020
Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19, Governor Parson ordered all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020.
“Given the growing concern surrounding COVID-19 and the large number of people elections attract, postponing Missouri’s municipal elections is a necessary step to help combat the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of Missouri voters,” Governor Parson said. “Postponing an election is not easy, but we are all in this together. We are thankful to Secretary Ashcroft and our 116 election authorities for their leadership, cooperation, and commitment to doing what is best for their communities during this time.”
Voters who have attained the age of 18 by April 7 will be allowed to cast a ballot.
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is May 20 and in-person absentee ballots may be cast until 5 p.m. on June 1.
The deadline by which absentee ballots must be received by the election authority (is 7 p.m. on June 2.
Military and overseas voters must request a ballot from an election authority by 5 p.m. on May 29, and the deadline for local election authorities to make ballots available to such voters is April 18. Military and overseas ballots must be received by the election authority by June 5.
Please visit our City’s website at www.bluespringsgov.com/COVID19 for all COVID-19-related updates and information.
On the Ballot
Candidate filing has closed for the April 7 City of Blue Springs Municipal Election. The election will be for the Mayoral seat – 4-year term and for District 1 City Council, District 2 City Council and District 3 City Council – 3-year terms.
Four candidates have filed for the mayoral seat. Listed in ballot order they are: Chris Lievsay, Carson Ross, Susan Culpepper and Dale Carter. Lievsay currently serves on the City Council and has represented District 2 since 2010. Ross is the incumbent and has served as Mayor of Blue Springs since 2008. Culpepper is also a sitting member of the Blue Springs City Council and has represented District 3 since 2013. Carter is a previous member of the Blue Springs City Council and served from 2010-2019.
In the District 1 City Council race, incumbent Jerry Kaylor is running unopposed. In the District 2 City Council race incumbent Kent Edmondson is running against Byron Craddolph. In the District 3 race, newcomer Benjamin Bitler will run against incumbent Ron Fowler.