§ 115.003 Purpose clause
§ 115.005 Scope of act
§ 115.007 Presumption against implied repealer
§ 115.012 Rules, promulgation, procedure
§ 115.013 Definitions
§ 115.015 Election authority established and defined
§ 115.017 Election commissioners, where
§ 115.019 Voters may petition to establish a board of election commissioners, ..
§ 115.021 Jurisdiction of election boards
§ 115.023 Election authority to conduct all elections — which authority, how determined.
§ 115.024 Elections rescheduled or relocated due to disaster, definition — election …
§ 115.027 Election commissioners, how appointed
§ 115.029 Election commissioners, when appointed, term of office
§ 115.031 Election commissioner, qualifications of
§ 115.033 Oath of office, bond, election commissioners
§ 115.035 Compensation of election commissioners
§ 115.037 Removal of commissioner, when
§ 115.039 New board to receive records and property
§ 115.041 Commissioners in office to complete term
§ 115.043 Rules and regulations, powers of election authorities
§ 115.045 Boards may employ staff
§ 115.047 Employees of board to be bipartisan
§ 115.049 Number of employees and salaries authorized — salary adjustments, when.
§ 115.051 County clerk may employ election staff and fix compensation
§ 115.053 Election authority deputies — bipartisan requirement — duties, compensation.
§ 115.055 Who may administer oaths
§ 115.057 Offices may be maintained, to be open, when
§ 115.059 Peace officers to assist election authority or election officials, when ..
§ 115.063 Political subdivision or special district, cost of elections — state to …
§ 115.065 Proportion of cost for two or more political subdivisions or special ..
§ 115.069 Election judges paid by whom (Jackson County)
§ 115.071 Election costs, how paid (Kansas City)
§ 115.073 Election costs, how paid (Clay, Platte and Jackson counties)
§ 115.074 Voting process and equipment, grants to upgrade or improve, award procedure ..
§ 115.075 County’s election expenses to be paid from county general revenue, exception
§ 115.076 Administration of grant, loan, or other aid program — rulemaking authority.
§ 115.077 Election costs to be paid to election authority, by whom, when, procedure — …
§ 115.078 Election administration improvements fund created, use of moneys — …
§ 115.079 Election judges, how appointed
§ 115.081 Number of judges to be appointed, supervisory judges, duties of
§ 115.085 Qualifications of election judges
§ 115.087 Selection of judges in counties not having a board of election commissioners
§ 115.089 Terms of election judges appointed by board
§ 115.091 Oath of election judge
§ 115.093 Vacancy, how filled
§ 115.095 Judge failing to appear, temporary judge to be appointed, how
§ 115.097 Judge not to be absent from polls more than one hour — not more than one …
§ 115.098 Election judges, grant, loan, or other aid program to increase ..
§ 115.099 Authority to supervise judges
§ 115.101 Judges’ compensation, how set — not employees of election authority.
§ 115.102 Election judge, service as, employer not to discriminate against — …
§ 115.103 Training courses required, compensation while in training authorized
§ 115.104 Youth election participant — oath — nomination procedure — qualifications — …
§ 115.105 Challengers, how selected, qualifications — challenges, when made — …
§ 115.106 Persons administering youth election admitted to polling place — oath — …
§ 115.107 Watchers, how selected, qualifications, duties
§ 115.109 Oath of challengers and watchers
§ 115.111 Improper conduct of challenger or watcher, how handled
§ 115.113 Precincts, how established — new political subdivisions, duty to identify …
§ 115.115 Polling places, how designated, exception — notice to voters — voters not …
§ 115.117 Tax-supported buildings must be made available as polling places — may rent …
§ 115.119 Polling place to be marked
§ 115.121 General election, when held — primary election, when held — general …
§ 115.123 Public elections to be held on certain Tuesdays, exceptions — presidential …
§ 115.124 Nonpartisan election in political subdivision or special district, no ..
§ 115.125 Notice of election, when given — facsimile transmission used when, …
§ 115.127 Notice of election, how, when given — striking names or issues from ballot, …
§ 115.129 Notice of election by mail authorized, contents of
§ 115.133 Qualifications of voters
§ 115.135 Persons entitled to register, when — identification required — military …
§ 115.136 Secretary of state, duties pursuant to National Voter Registration Act — …
§ 115.137 Registered voters may vote in all elections — exception.
§ 115.139 Unregistered voter may not vote — exception.
§ 115.140 Handicapped and hearing-impaired persons, provision for
§ 115.141 Registration to be supervised by election authority
§ 115.143 Deputy registration officials, qualifications of, persons eligible to serve as
§ 115.145 Registration duties of election authority
§ 115.147 Deputy registration officials, duties of
§ 115.149 Election authorities’ registration jurisdictions
§ 115.151 Registration complete, when
§ 115.155 Registration — oath.
§ 115.157 Registration information may be computerized, information required — voter …
§ 115.158 Missouri voter registration system authorized, functions — system …
§ 115.159 Registration by mail — delivery of absentee ballots, when — provisional …
§ 115.160 Driver’s license applicants to receive voter registration application, ..
§ 115.161 Registration of persons unable to write
§ 115.162 Secretary of state to provide voter registration applications at certain ..
§ 115.163 Precinct register required — voter identification cards, procedures and …
§ 115.165 Transfer of registration, how, when — procedure.
§ 115.167 Change of name of registered voter, procedure for
§ 115.169 Register delivered to polls, when
§ 115.171 Error in precinct record, corrected when
§ 115.173 Applications and affidavits, where stored
§ 115.175 Class one election offense defined
§ 115.177 Registrations in effect January 1, 1978, to remain valid, exception
§ 115.179 Registration records to be canvassed, when
§ 115.181 Canvass, how conducted
§ 115.183 Verification list defined
§ 115.185 Canvassers, how selected — voter not at address, procedure followed — …
§ 115.187 Canvassers report to election authority — notice, form.
§ 115.189 Information supplied by postal service in lieu of house-to-house canvass
§ 115.191 Investigative authorization of election authority
§ 115.193 Name stricken from register, conditions — notice, method, contents — …
§ 115.195 Death, felony, and misdemeanor convictions, persons adjudged incapacitated ..
§ 115.197 Governor to furnish list of persons pardoned
§ 115.199 Deceased and incompetents removed from register, when — persons convicted …
§ 115.203 Prohibitions and requirements governing voter registration applications — …
§ 115.205 Voter registration solicitors, registration — required information — oath — …
§ 115.219 Complaints of certain elections violations — procedure, contents — copy of …
§ 115.221 Voting records to be inspected annually
§ 115.225 Automated equipment to be approved by secretary of state — standards to be …
§ 115.227 Consistent provisions of general law to apply to electronic voting systems
§ 115.229 Electronic voting system may be used, when
§ 115.230 Voter verification, electronic system or pad authorized
§ 115.233 Testing of automatic tabulating equipment, when done, procedure
§ 115.235 Preparation of marking devices required
§ 115.237 Ballots, contents of — straight political party ticket voting prohibited — …
§ 115.239 Placement of party candidates on ballot, how determined
§ 115.243 President and vice president to be considered one candidate — ballot, how …
§ 115.245 Exact wording of the question certified by secretary of state to appear on ..
§ 115.247 Election authority to provide all ballots — error in ballot, procedure to …
§ 115.249 Standards required of voting machines
§ 115.255 Electronic voting machines used, paper ballots permitted, when
§ 115.257 Electronic voting machines to be put in order, procedure to be followed — …
§ 115.259 Voting machines to be visible to election judges at polls
§ 115.261 Voting machine not to be unlocked or opened during election, exception
§ 115.263 No persons except voters to handle electronic voting machine during ..
§ 115.265 Inoperative electronic voting machine, procedure to follow
§ 115.267 Experimental use, adoption of or abandonment of electronic voting equipment ..
§ 115.269 Exhibition, demonstration and instruction on electronic voting machines ..
§ 115.271 Electronic voting machines may be rented out or loaned to civic or ..
§ 115.273 Consistent general law to apply in jurisdictions using electronic voting ..
§ 115.275 Definitions relative to absentee ballots
§ 115.277 Persons eligible to vote absentee
§ 115.279 Application for absentee ballot, how made
§ 115.281 Absentee ballots to be printed, when
§ 115.283 Statements of absentee voters or persons providing assistance to absentee ..
§ 115.284 Absentee voting process for permanently disabled persons established — …
§ 115.285 Secretary of state may prescribe regulations as to printing absentee ballot ..
§ 115.287 Absentee ballot, how delivered
§ 115.289 Confidentiality of applications for absentee ballots, list available to ..
§ 115.290 Registering by mail and voting absentee ballot to provide sworn affidavit, ..
§ 115.291 Procedure for absentee ballots — declared emergencies, delivery and return …
§ 115.293 Absentee ballots not eligible to be counted, when, procedure
§ 115.294 Reason for voting absentee not stated on ballot envelope, effect
§ 115.295 Faulty statement, effect of
§ 115.297 Precinct registers to show absentee ballots received — judges to be …
§ 115.299 Absentee ballots, how counted
§ 115.300 Preparation of absentee ballot envelopes, when, by whom
§ 115.303 Absentee ballot, how challenged
§ 115.304 Absentee voting violations, class one election offense
§ 115.306 Disqualification as candidate for elective public office, when — filing of …
§ 115.307 Nominations, how made
§ 115.308 Inapplicability of sections 115.307 to 115.405, when
§ 115.309 New parties, names of
§ 115.311 Consistent general law to apply to primary elections
§ 115.313 Petitions to form new party or nominate independent candidates, who may sign
§ 115.315 New political party, how formed — citation of law.
§ 115.317 Filing valid petition, effect — new party — failure in two consecutive …
§ 115.319 New party committeemen and committeewomen, how selected
§ 115.321 Independent candidate, how nominated
§ 115.323 Limitation on voter’s signing of nominating petition
§ 115.325 Form of petition — signing petition, voting for candidate or party not required.
§ 115.327 Declaration for nomination of independent candidate or formation of new ..
§ 115.329 Time for filing of petitions
§ 115.331 Receipt to be given for filed petition
§ 115.333 Determination of validity or invalidity, when made — refusal to file, …
§ 115.335 Validity of signatures, who shall determine — verification of signatures, …
§ 115.337 City election authority to assist county election authority, verify ..
§ 115.339 Nominations, how made
§ 115.341 Primary elections, when held
§ 115.343 Winner of primary to be only candidate of that party for that office — …
§ 115.345 Notice of offices for which candidates are to be nominated, when sent — …
§ 115.347 Declaration of candidacy required prior to name appearing on ballot — …
§ 115.349 Time for filing of a declaration of candidacy — form of declaration.
§ 115.351 Candidate may not file for more than one office, exception, presidential ..
§ 115.353 Declarations of candidacy, where filed
§ 115.355 Declarations of candidacy to be filed in person by candidate, exceptions
§ 115.357 Filing fees — declaration of inability to pay, form of.
§ 115.359 Withdrawal of candidacy, deadline for, how made
§ 115.361 Filing to be reopened, when — death or withdrawal of only candidate to …
§ 115.363 Party nominating committee to select candidate, when
§ 115.364 Previously disqualified candidate not eligible for selection by party ..
§ 115.365 Nominating committee designated as to certain offices
§ 115.367 Change of district boundaries, effect on nominating committee
§ 115.369 Notice of vacancy, when given to nominating committee or county committee
§ 115.371 Majority of committee present required to nominate, exception
§ 115.373 Candidates selected by committee to be filed with election authority, when ..
§ 115.377 Certification of nomination by committee or committee chairman, form of — …
§ 115.379 Death of candidate after filing deadline and before election, procedure to ..
§ 115.381 Secretary of state to notify appropriate election authorities of ..
§ 115.383 Name changes on ballot, how made
§ 115.385 Party emblem, when submitted to secretary of state
§ 115.387 Secretary of state to furnish each election authority a list of candidates ..
§ 115.389 Election authority to publish list of candidates, date of election and ..
§ 115.391 Sample ballots, when and how distributed
§ 115.393 Election authority to deliver official ballots to polls — number of …
§ 115.395 Ballot for each party at primary — candidates, how listed — ballot …
§ 115.397 Voter may receive only one party ballot — voters not wishing a party ballot …
§ 115.399 Presidential and vice-presidential candidates, when certified to secretary ..
§ 115.401 General election candidates, list to be sent to election authorities, when
§ 115.403 Forms to be prepared by secretary of state, when
§ 115.405 False swearing a class one offense
§ 115.407 Polls, hours to be open
§ 115.409 Who may be admitted to polling place
§ 115.411 Election authority to provide polling booths
§ 115.413 Secretary of state to furnish election authorities election laws pamphlets, ..
§ 115.415 Necessary equipment to be delivered to polls by election authority
§ 115.417 Voter instruction cards to be delivered to polls — instructions and sample …
§ 115.419 Sample ballots, cards to be delivered to the polls, when
§ 115.420 Butterfly ballot prohibited, exceptions
§ 115.421 Duties of election judges to be performed prior to opening of the polls
§ 115.423 Ballot box, procedure for handling
§ 115.425 Name must be on precinct register to be eligible to vote, exception
§ 115.427 Personal identification, requirements–statement for voters without ..
§ 115.429 Person not allowed to vote — complaint may be filed — voter may be required …
§ 115.430 Provisional ballots, used when, exceptions, procedure, counted when, how — …
§ 115.431 Identification certificates to be initialed by judges and preserved as poll ..
§ 115.433 Judges to initial paper ballots, when
§ 115.435 Voter to proceed to voting booth, when
§ 115.436 Physically disabled may vote at polling place, procedure
§ 115.439 Procedure for voting paper ballot — rulemaking authority.
§ 115.441 Delay by voter prohibited
§ 115.443 Paper ballots, how marked — electronic voting machines, how voted.
§ 115.445 No one but voter in booth, exception
§ 115.447 Definitions
§ 115.449 Ballots, when and how counted
§ 115.451 Judges may read and record votes before polls close, when — procedure to be …
§ 115.453 Procedure for counting votes for candidates
§ 115.455 Procedure for counting votes on questions
§ 115.456 Responsibilities of election authority — counting optical scan ballots — …
§ 115.457 Uninitialed ballots rejected, exception
§ 115.459 Duties of judges after polls close (paper ballots)
§ 115.461 Tally book, form of — tally sheet, form of — statements of returns, form of …
§ 115.463 Procedure after statements of returns signed (paper ballots)
§ 115.465 Procedure for returning voted ballots (paper ballots)
§ 115.467 Duties of judges after polls close (electronic voting)
§ 115.468 Write-in votes may be tallied at counting center
§ 115.469 Write-in votes, when counted — procedure to follow.
§ 115.471 Certification of tally book and statements of returns as to write-in votes ..
§ 115.473 Tally book, form of (electronic voting)
§ 115.475 Return of ballots, memory cards, and election materials, procedure for ..
§ 115.477 Ballots, procedure for counting (electronic voting)
§ 115.479 Tabulating equipment to be tested, when (electronic voting)
§ 115.481 Official return of polling place, contents of (electronic voting)
§ 115.483 Duties of judge after polls close (voting machines)
§ 115.491 Supervisory judges to return ballots and supplies to election authority, when
§ 115.493 Ballots and records to be kept twenty-two months, may be inspected, when
§ 115.495 Electronic voting machine to be kept secured — machine unlocked, when — …
§ 115.497 Verification board to convene, when
§ 115.499 Verification board, how constituted
§ 115.501 Verification board, duties of — meetings, when.
§ 115.503 Verification board to inspect or cause inspection of secured electronic ..
§ 115.505 Corrected returns prima facie evidence in election contests
§ 115.507 Announcement of results by verification board, contents, when due — …
§ 115.508 Certification of election prohibited prior to noon on Friday after election ..
§ 115.509 Messenger to be sent for abstract of votes, when
§ 115.511 Board of state canvassers to convene, when — secretary of state to announce …
§ 115.512 Votes for gubernatorial candidates, how reported
§ 115.513 Evidence of fraud or violation of law discovered by verification board to ..
§ 115.515 Tie vote in primary election, procedure to be followed
§ 115.517 Tie vote in general election, procedure to be followed
§ 115.519 Runoff election between tied candidates only
§ 115.521 Notice of runoff election published, when
§ 115.523 Certificate of nomination to issue, when — certificate of election to …
§ 115.525 Each house of general assembly to receive list of its newly elected ..
§ 115.526 Qualifications of candidates may be challenged, by whom, procedure — …
§ 115.527 Challenge of nomination at primary, who may make
§ 115.529 Circuit court to hear primary election contests
§ 115.531 Petition to contest primary election, contents of — filing in incorrect …
§ 115.533 Procedure after petition filed
§ 115.535 Election contest to have preference in order of hearing
§ 115.537 Hearing on necessity for recount, when
§ 115.539 Circuit court to order recount of votes, when
§ 115.541 Recount, primary election, irregularities in election — how conducted.
§ 115.543 Court to appoint persons making recount — persons authorized to be present …
§ 115.545 Court to render judgment, when — effect of judgment.
§ 115.547 Contestant to post bond, when
§ 115.549 New primary election may be ordered, when
§ 115.551 Appeal, how taken
§ 115.553 Candidate may challenge returns — registered voter of area may contest result.
§ 115.555 Contest of state office election to be heard by supreme court
§ 115.557 Election contest to be filed, when
§ 115.559 Procedure after filing of petition
§ 115.561 Commissioner to take testimony, appointed, when — powers of commissioner.
§ 115.563 Contests for office of senator or representative to be heard by respective ..
§ 115.565 Contests for house or senate seats, where and how filed
§ 115.567 Contestee, service on, how made — notice to secretary of state — time for …
§ 115.569 Depositions, when taken — civil discovery rules to apply.
§ 115.571 Evidence to be received, form, contents
§ 115.573 No appeal from decision of house or senate
§ 115.575 Contests for office of circuit judge, where heard — other contests, where …
§ 115.577 Time in which election contest may be filed
§ 115.579 Duty of circuit clerk upon filing of petition — answer, when due.
§ 115.581 Case to be tried, when
§ 115.583 Recount of votes ordered, when
§ 115.585 Recounts, how conducted
§ 115.587 Persons conducting recount, how selected
§ 115.589 Records to be corrected to reflect judgment
§ 115.591 Contestant to post bond, when
§ 115.593 New election ordered, when
§ 115.595 Person holding certificate of election to hold office pending outcome — …
§ 115.597 Appeal from circuit court decisions allowed, procedure for
§ 115.599 Parties may subpoena witnesses and take depositions
§ 115.600 Recount or new election, procedure — petition by election authority.
§ 115.601 Recount authorized when less than one-half of one percent difference in ..
§ 115.603 Committees each established party shall maintain
§ 115.605 Purpose of committee
§ 115.607 County or city committee, eligibility requirements, selection of
§ 115.609 County or city committee members, when elected (St. Louis City and County)
§ 115.611 County or city committee members, filing fees
§ 115.613 Committeeman and committeewoman, how selected — tie vote, effect of — if no …
§ 115.615 County committee to meet and organize, when
§ 115.617 Vacancy, how filled
§ 115.619 Composition of legislative, congressional, senatorial, and judicial ..
§ 115.620 Proxy voting, requirements
§ 115.621 Congressional, legislative, senatorial and judicial district committees to ..
§ 115.623 State committee to meet and organize, when
§ 115.624 State party committees may remove members, when
§ 115.625 Convention of delegates of established party authorized
§ 115.627 Constitution or bylaws of political committees authorized — how changed.
§ 115.629 Four classes of election offenses
§ 115.631 Class one election offenses
§ 115.633 Class two election offenses
§ 115.635 Class three election offenses
§ 115.637 Class four election offenses
§ 115.639 Three hours off work to vote — interference by employer a class four offense.
§ 115.641 Failure to perform a duty under this chapter a class four offense — exceptions.
§ 115.642 Complaint procedures
§ 115.646 Public funds expenditure by political subdivision officer or employee, ..
§ 115.650 Citation of sections 115.650 to 115.660 — applicable definitions.
§ 115.652 Mail-in voting may be conducted, when, limitations
§ 115.655 Delivery of official ballots, how — voting procedures — form of return …
§ 115.658 Absentee voting, allowed, how — contest of election, procedure.
§ 115.660 Secretary of state may promulgate rules
§ 115.700 Local issues, petition, form and procedure, when
§ 115.755 Presidential primary, when held
§ 115.758 Official list of candidates announced, when
§ 115.761 Official list of candidates, how included, filing fee — name removed, how — …
§ 115.765 Certified list of candidates, order of appearance on ballot, procedure
§ 115.767 Names to appear on ballot
§ 115.770 Conduct of primary
§ 115.773 Duty to notify state chair of parties
§ 115.776 Caucuses, delegates for national conventions
§ 115.785 Costs of primary to be paid by state, exceptions
§ 115.801 Youth voting programs, grant, loan, or other aid program to be administered ..
§ 115.900 Citation of law
§ 115.902 Definitions
§ 115.904 Applicability
§ 115.906 Secretary of state to implement, duties
§ 115.908 Federal postcard application permitted — declaration for federal write-in …
§ 115.910 Application procedure
§ 115.912 Timeliness of application, when
§ 115.914 Transmission of ballots to voters, when
§ 115.916 Receipt of ballot by election authority, deadline
§ 115.918 Federal write-in absentee ballot, used to vote, when
§ 115.920 Ballot to be counted, when
§ 115.922 Declaration to accompany ballot — penalty for misstatement of fact.
§ 115.924 Electronic free-access system required, contents
§ 115.926 Electronic-mail address to be requested, use, confidentiality of
§ 115.928 Federal write-in absentee ballots, electronic notice, when-procedure
§ 115.930 Mistake or omission not to invalidate document, when — notarization not …
§ 115.932 Compliance, court may issue injunction or grant other equitable relief
§ 115.934 Uniformity of law to be considered
§ 115.936 Act to supersede other federal law, when
§ 115.960 Electronic signatures accepted, when — system to be used — inapplicability …

Terms Used In Missouri Laws > Chapter 115

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Automatic tabulating equipment: the apparatus necessary to examine and automatically count votes, and the data processing machines which are used for counting votes and tabulating results. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Ballot: the ballot card, paper ballot, or ballot designed for use with an electronic voting system on which each voter may cast all votes to which he or she is entitled at an election. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Ballot card: a ballot which is voted by making a mark which can be tabulated by automatic tabulating equipment. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Ballot label: the card, paper, booklet, page, or other material containing the names of all offices and candidates and statements of all questions to be voted on. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Counting location: a location selected by the election authority for the automatic processing or counting, or both, of ballots. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • County: any county in this state or any city not within a county. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disqualified: a determination made by a court of competent jurisdiction, the Missouri ethics commission, an election authority or any other body authorized by law to make such a determination that a candidate is ineligible to hold office or not entitled to be voted on for office. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • District: an area within the state or within a political subdivision of the state from which a person is elected to represent the area on a policy-making body with representatives of other areas in the state or political subdivision. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • election costs: as used in this chapter, are defined as those costs that require additional out-of-pocket expense by the election authority in conducting an election. See Missouri Laws 115.065
  • Electronic voting machine: any part of an electronic voting system on which a voter is able to cast a ballot under this chapter. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Electronic voting system: a system of casting votes by use of marking devices, and counting votes by use of automatic tabulating or data processing equipment, including computerized voting systems. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Federal office: the office of presidential elector, United States senator, or representative in Congress. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • General election: means the election required to be held on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday of November, biennially. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guardian: if used in a section in a context relating to property rights or obligations, means conservator of the estate as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • hereafter: means the time after the statute containing it takes effect. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • In vacation: includes any adjournment of court for more than one day whenever any act is authorized to be done by or any power given to a court, or judge thereof in vacation, or whenever any act is authorized to be done by or any power given to a clerk of any court in vacation. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Independent: a candidate who is not a candidate of any political party and who is running for an office for which political party candidates may run. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Major political party: the political party whose candidates received the highest or second highest number of votes at the last general election. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Marking device: any approved device which will enable the votes to be counted by automatic tabulating equipment. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Month: means a calendar month, and "year" means a calendar year unless otherwise expressed, and is equivalent to the words year of our Lord. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • municipality: a city, village, or incorporated town of this state. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • New party: any political group which has filed a valid petition and is entitled to place its list of candidates on the ballot at the next general or special election. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Nonpartisan: a candidate who is not a candidate of any political party and who is running for an office for which party candidates may not run. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Place of residence: means the place where the family of any person permanently resides in this state, and the place where any person having no family generally lodges. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Political party: any established political party and any new party. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Political subdivision: a county, city, town, village, or township of a township organization county. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Polling place: the voting place designated for all voters residing in one or more precincts for any election. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Precincts: the geographical areas into which the election authority divides its jurisdiction for the purpose of conducting elections. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Property: includes real and personal property. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
  • Public office: any office established by constitution, statute or charter and any employment under the United States, the state of Missouri, or any political subdivision or special district thereof, but does not include any office in the Missouri state defense force or the National Guard or the office of notary public or city attorney in cities of the third classification or cities of the fourth classification. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Question: any measure on the ballot which can be voted "YES" or "NO". See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Relative within the second degree by consanguinity or affinity: a spouse, parent, child, grandparent, brother, sister, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, or son-in-law. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Special district: any school district, water district, fire protection district, hospital district, health center, nursing district, or other districts with taxing authority, or other district formed pursuant to the laws of Missouri to provide limited, specific services. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Special election: elections called by any school district, water district, fire protection district, or other district formed pursuant to the laws of Missouri to provide limited, specific services. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • voter: is used in the laws of this state it shall mean registered voter, or legal voter. See Missouri Laws 1.035
  • Voting district: the one or more precincts within which all voters vote at a single polling place for any election. See Missouri Laws 115.013
  • Ward: if used in a section in a context relating to the property rights and obligations of a person, means a protectee as defined in Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.