Positions Up for Election: City Council Seats 1, 2, and 3
City Candidate Filing Dates
Opens: Monday, August 26, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
Closes: Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
October 10, 2019 — October 10 Pre-General
October 29, 2019 — 7-Day Pre-General
December 5, 2019 — 30-Day Post-General
January 31, 2020 — Annual (2019)
Candidates for council get their name on the ballot by filing a Declaration of Candidacy indicating the office for which they are running, the term of the office, and confirming that they are qualified to hold the office, meaning they are:
At least 18 years of age,
A U.S. citizen,
The candidate’s primary residence must be within the city,
The address of the candidate’s voter registration must match the residence address provided on the candidate’s declaration, and
The candidate must have resided in the city for at least 30 days prior to submitting their declaration.
The Declaration of Candidacy must be accompanied by one of the following:
A Petition of Candidacy signed by at least five qualified city electors with an attached certification from the county clerk verifying the number of valid signatures, OR
A nonrefundable filing fee of $40.
City Candidate forms for filing are available in the Mayor's office at 911 North 7th Avenue Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Ruth Newsom, City Clerk, at 208-234-6215.