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1. A candidate for county collector-treasurer shall be at least twenty-one years of age and a resident of the county in which he or she is a candidate for at least one year prior to the date of filing for the office. The candidate shall also be a registered voter and shall be current in the payment of all state income taxes and personal and real property taxes. A collector-treasurer shall reside in the county throughout his or her term in office and shall remain in office until a successor is duly elected and qualified. Each candidate for county collector-treasurer shall also provide to the election authority a copy of a signed affidavit from a surety company authorized to do business in this state indicating that the candidate meets the bond requirements for the office of county collector-treasurer under this chapter.
2. County collector-treasurers shall be required to give bonds as other county collectors under the general revenue law, and shall have the sole authority to appoint deputies as provided to other county collectors under section 52.300.
3. Before entering upon the duties for which they are employed, deputies and assistants employed in the office of any collector-treasurer shall give bond and security to the satisfaction of the collector-treasurer. The bond for each individual deputy or assistant shall not exceed one-half of the amount of the maximum bond required for any collector-treasurer. The official bond required pursuant to this section shall be a surety bond with a surety company authorized to do business in this state. The premium of the bond shall be paid by the county or city being protected.
4. In the event of a vacancy caused by death, resignation, or otherwise, in the office of collector-treasurer, the county clerk shall follow the procedures in section 52.180 that apply when there is a vacancy in the office of collector in other counties.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Missouri Revised Statutes Title VI. County, Township and Political Subdivision Government § 54.330. Candidate requirements and bonds of collector-treasurers--bond requirements for deputies and assistants--vacancies - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mo/title-vi-county-township-and-political-subdivision-government/mo-rev-st-54-330.html
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