Joplin City Council Invites Interested Citizens to Apply to Fill General Seat Vacancy Temporarily

(Joplin, MO) – Citizens interested in filling the recently vacated General Council seat on the Joplin City Council should apply to the City Clerk’s office by 5:00 pm, Thursday, November 30, 2023. Any applications received after that time will not be considered.

The vacant seat being filled by this application process is for the period from when the appointed person is sworn in in December 2023 to April 2024, when the remainder of the two-year seat will be filled through the election process.

Applications can be obtained through the Clerk’s office on the second floor of Joplin City Hall, 602 South Main Street. The office is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday; however, it will be closed on November 23 and 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Candidates for the General Seat should be qualified voters of the City of Joplin and have been a Joplin resident for at least the immediate past four years.

Candidates interested in running for the remaining two years of this seat should follow Council Election Guidelines by filing with the City Clerk’s office to run for this office. The Clerk will review the guidelines and provide election petitions for the candidate to complete. These must be turned in to the City Clerk’s office by January 9, 2024.

For more information, contact the City Clerk at 417.624.0820, ext. 1220.


City Clerk’s Office
City of Joplin
417.624.0820, ext. 1220

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