April 8, 2014 may seem far away, but that is the date set for municipal elections in Missouri. The City of Hayti, MO has three seats open and up for election. Election sign ups began Dec. 17 and continue until Jan. 21, 2014. According to the Missouri Secretary of State, ballots have to be certified by Jan. 28, 2014.
According to Hayti City Clerk Karla Laws, Hayti has an election for both seats in Ward 1 as Wendell Lockridge was appointed to fill out an unexpired term. As of story time no one has signed up for this seat that has a one year term. The other seat in Ward 1 is a two year term now occupied by incumbent Lisa Green. Green signed up this morning for a re-election bid and so far is the only on in this race.
In Ward 2, incumbent alderman Chris Wooten has signed up for re-election and already has an opponent. Gary Moore has signed up to run against him.
Those are the only seats up in Hayti during this municipal term.