Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 115
Election Authorities and Conduct of Elections
Section 115.385

August 28, 2014


Party emblem, when submitted to secretary of state.

115.385. 1. Not later than the twelfth Tuesday before an election at which the party's name will appear on the ballot, the state committee of each established statewide political party, the chairman of the county or district committee of each political party established for a county or district, and the provisional party chairman of each new party and group of petitioners shall select a party emblem and submit it in writing to the secretary of state. No party shall submit the American flag as an emblem. Except as provided in subsections 2 and 3 of this section, no party shall submit any emblem deceptively similar to an emblem which has been used by any other party in the past five years or is the subject of a pending certification.

2. If a new party is formed for more than one district or county at the same time, with the same name and the same provisional party chairman, the same party emblem may be submitted for the party in each such district or county.

3. Any political party established in a district or county may, by a majority vote of its committee members, authorize the use of its emblem in other districts and counties, and in the state as a whole.

4. When a party emblem is properly submitted to the secretary of state, the secretary of state shall certify the emblem to the appropriate election authorities when the secretary of state certifies the names of candidates pursuant to sections 115.387 and 115.401.

(L. 1977 H.B. 101 ยง 10.157, A.L. 1996 H.B. 1557 & 1489)

Effective 6-13-96


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