So you want to be a Green Party candidate…
Congratulations! You’ll be joining a legacy of people speaking truth to power and offering their fellow citizens an alternative to the two capitalist war parties. You’re participating in democracy in action! Every campaign we engage in is an effort to build our Party into a tool for working-class people to liberate themselves from our political and economic masters. We’re in this for the long haul and we’re happy to have you join us!
Check your qualifications
The Secretary of State’s office lists the legal qualifications for each state and federal office (and most county offices) on their website. There are residency, voter registration, age, tax, and criminal history requirements. Make sure that you qualify. https://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/candidates
You can find out which political districts you live in at these links:
Other things to consider are that Federal employees cannot run for partisan office and municipal, county, and state employees have to leave their jobs if elected to the state legislature or state senate.
Become a Missouri Green Party member
Before deciding to run as a Green, read through the national platform to make sure that you align with our values and positions. Then, check out our bylaws and become a member of the Missouri Green Party organization. Membership will connect you with the Green activists and the Party support that you’ll need for your campaign. If you live near one of our local chapters, it’s best to plug-in there well before the election so that you and Greens near you can get to know each other.
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