Eight aldermen, the Mayor and the Municipal Judge are voted on at the General Municipal Election, which is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April. All residents of Parkville vote at the Parkville Presbyterian Church located at 819 Main Street, Parkville MO 64152.
The City of Parkville is responsible for candidate filings for the General Municipal elections held annually in April and submitting any Parkville ballot questions to Platte County. The Platte County Board of Elections is responsible for conducting the elections, absentee voting, ballot questions and voter registration. Visit http://www.plattemovotes.org/ for more information.
November 2023 Special Election
On November 7, residents will have the opportunity vote on two propositions – Proposition T for a use tax and Proposition M for a marijuana tax – at a special election. To learn more about Proposition T and Proposition M visit https://parkvillemo.gov/government/municipal-elections/ballot-november-2023/.
Register to Vote
A resident who is at least 18 years or older may register to vote. You can register to vote at most public offices, including libraries, schools, city and county offices and the Department of Motor Vehicles. You can also get a postcard registration to mail in by submitting a Voter Registration Form or fill out an online application.
Elected Officials and Length of Term
The Mayor, eight Aldermen, and Municipal Judge are the City’s elected officials. The Mayor and Municipal Judge are elected at-large (from any ward). Two aldermen are elected from each of the City’s four wards and serve staggered terms. The City’s general election is non-partisan. The term of office is two (2) years for aldermen and the municipal judge and the term of office for the mayor is three (3) years.
Filing for Candidacy
Filing for said offices begins the sixteenth (16th) Tuesday prior to the April election and concludes the eleventh (11th) Tuesday prior to the April election. Declarations of Candidacy will be received by the City Clerk or her designee during that time frame at Parkville City Hall, 8880 Clark Avenue, Parkville, Missouri during regular business hours, excluding holidays when City Hall is officially closed. Names of candidates shall be listed on the ballot in the order in which they are filed. Qualified persons wanting to file a Declaration of Candidacy for elective office must do so in person at City Hall.
At the time of filing, qualified candidates must provide the City Clerk proof of identity such as a social security card or Missouri driver’s license, or must be recognizable to the City Clerk.