Information for Candidates

Nomination Papers: 

For Nov. 2017
Available July 3rd, 2017
File between August 14th thru August 28th, 2017. The deadline is 4:30 P.M.

It is recommended that candidate not wait until the deadline to turn in petitions. This allows time to gather more signatures if necessary in order to qualify as a candidate.

The petition circulator must witness the signatures of each person who signs.  Petitions may not be left in stores, etc. to be picked up later.

All nomination papers must be notarized before bringing them to the City Clerk.  City Clerk's office cannot notarize these documents.

You shall register your name and the name of your treasurer with the City Clerk no later than 10 days after becoming a candidate or before accepting contributions, making expenditures or incurring obligations.  

Campaign Finance Reports

Information and reports for current year candidates AND previous year candidates with surplus funds.
11 day reports are due on:October 28, 2016 by 4:30 P.M.
  Reporting Period: July 1,2016 thru October 25, 2016. 
42 day reports
are due on:Dec.20, 2016 by 4:30 P.M.
   Reporting Period: Oct. 26, 2016 thru Dec. 13, 2016.
   24 hour report
  Campaign termination information
  Termination report form


Campaign signs (on the public way)

May not be erected before September 27, 2016.  
Must be taken down by November 15, 2016.

All campaign signs and brochures must clearly indicate who paid for and authorized them.  Either by the person or committee's address.