Council to consider charter amendments

The Jefferson City Council may place two charter amendments on the August ballot, both aimed at providing solutions to the city’s primary election dates.

Two bills will be introduced at Monday’s council meeting: one would place a charter amendment on the ballot to allow for elections in February, while the other would place a charter amendment on the ballot to eliminate the need for a primary election.

In October, the City Council approved a March primary date after state law took away February primary dates, except in cases where a charter city specifically required a February election in the city charter. Because Jefferson City’s charter does not specifically require a February primary, only that a primary election must take place, the council set the primary for March.

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