Election Information

Mayor Qualifications

The mayor shall be a qualified elector, and shall have been a resident of the city at least 90 days prior to the election and shall reside within the city during his term of office and shall have attained the age of 25 years.

Mayor filing as candidate and qualifying fee- Any person desiring to become a candidate in any election for the office of mayor may become such candidate by filing in the office of the city clerk a statement in writing of such candidacy as required by the general municipal election laws. Said statement shall be accompanied by a qualifying fee in the amount of $350.00, which qualifying fee shall be paid into the general fund of the city.

City Council Member Qualifications

Councilmen shall be qualified electors of the city and, in the case of candidates for any district, they shall have been residents of the district which they represent for at least 90 days prior to their election, shall reside in the district during their terms of office and shall have attained the age of 21 years. No councilman shall hold any other public office except that of notary public or member of the national guard or naval or military reserve, and all shall have been residents of the city for at least one year prior to their election. If the councilman shall case to possess any of these qualifications or shall be convicted of crime involving moral turpitude, his office shall immediately become vacant.

City Council Member filing as candidate and qualifying fee- Any person desiring to become a candidate in any election for the office of district council member may become such candidate by filing in the office of the city clerk, a statement in writing as required by the general municipal election laws. Said statement shall be accompanied by a qualifying fee in the amount of $125.00, which fee shall be paid into the general fund of the city