Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21092 on 09/19/2011, Section 8-3 read as follows.


    The county clerk or other election authority established for the city pursuant to the state election laws shall conduct all elections within the city, except as set forth in section 8-4 pursuant to the procedures established by the state election laws and the charter of the city for the conduct of such elections. The city clerk shall notify the county clerk or other election authority established for the city, pursuant to the state election laws, of any election called by the city council, not later than 5:00 p.m. on the eighth Tuesday prior to such election, except a special election to decide an election contest or tie vote or other special election provided for by city charter where the charter expressly provides for the election to be held on a date not authorized by state law. The notice shall be in writing, shall specify that the city council has called the election, and shall include a certified copy of the legal notice to be published of such election. In lieu of a certified copy of the legal notice to be published, each notice of a special election to fill a vacancy shall include the name of the office to be filled, the date of the election and the date by which candidates must be selected or filed for the office. Not later than the third Tuesday prior to any special election to fill a vacancy, the city clerk shall certify a sample ballot to the county clerk or the election authority responsible for conducting the election.

(Code 1964, § 8.010(A))

    State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 115-023(4).