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Candidate Filing for Ritenour School Board Election to be Held at St. Louis County Board of Elections Beginning Dec. 7

Ritenour residents interested in running for the April 5, 2022 Ritenour Board of Education election will need to file for candidacy at the St. Louis County Board of Elections, 725 Northwest Plaza Drive in St. Ann, rather than at the Ritenour Administrative Center.

The filing period for the April 5 election opens Tuesday, Dec. 7 and closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28. 

The change in filing location stems from a new Missouri law that went into effect in June 2021, which changes the dates for candidate filing in local county elections. The Ritenour Board of Education voted in October to move the candidate filing to the St. Louis County Board of Elections due to the shortened filing period that ends when the district is closed for winter break. 

Candidates can file at the St. Louis County Board of Elections between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from Dec. 7 through Dec. 28. On the last day of candidate filing only, candidate filing ends at 5 p.m.

First-day filers will select a number by random drawing to determine placement on the ballot. After the first day, candidates will be placed on the ballot in the order of their filing.

Board of Election offices will be closed on Dec. 9 and Dec. 24. The office may be closed due to inclement weather. Masks are required to enter the building.

Two positions will be on the ballot for the Ritenour Board of Education, as the three-year terms of Dr. M. Stacey Albin-Wilson and Jennifer Lohnes expire in April 2022. 

Missouri law requires a person to be a U.S. citizen, at least 24 years of age, a resident taxpayer of the district and to have resided in the state of Missouri for one year immediately preceding the election. Board members serve three-year terms and are not paid for their service.