Applications for the position of nonpartisan state demographer opened Thursday, and applications and required supplemental information are due by Dec. 4, according to a news release from the Missouri State Auditor's Office.
The auditor's office made the announcement Thursday, keeping with the timeline for filling the job that the office announced last month.
In November 2018, 62 percent of Missouri voters approved the "Clean Missouri" Amendment 1, which revised Article 3 of the state's Constitution to change the process used to redraw House and Senate district boundaries, reduce limits on campaign contributions to state Legislature candidates, limit gifts to state lawmakers and their employees from paid lobbyists, and address other issues regarding money and transparency in state politics.
The amendment also created the position of nonpartisan state demographer — to be chosen by the state auditor from applications — to oversee the redistricting process.
"The nonpartisan state demographer is an employee of the state of Missouri and is not an employee of the State Auditor's Office," according to the news release.
The timeline last month from the State Auditor's Office for filling the position showed applications will be reviewed by the office's Quality Control staff, and then delivered to the Senate in January 2020 for selection.
On the web:
The application for the position can be viewed at auditor.mo.gov/auditorapp.
All submitted applications will be posted at auditor.mo.gov/demographerapp.
No applications were seen as of about 4 p.m. Thursday on the site — the page is updated Monday-Friday by 3 p.m., according to the site.