For city council candidates, nominating petitions can be circulated starting March 1 and must be filed in the city finance office by 5 p.m. on April 4. The term for these offices will be for four years � until July 2010.
The following offices will be vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office:
- Mayor (incumbent Dan Christopherson)
- Alderman Central Ward (incumbent Mary Edelen)
- Alderman Northeast Ward (incumbent Kent Osborne)
- Alderman Northwest Ward (incumbent Jack Powell)
- Alderman Southeast Ward (incumbent Ray Hofman)
Nominating petitions can be picked up at the city finance office during office hours.
Nominating petitions must be signed by at least five percent of the registered voters of the ward. The percentage is based on the total number of registered voters voting in the ward at the last preceding general election. No petition need be signed by more than 50 voters.
Based upon the number of voters at the November 2004 general election, petitions for the city council candidates will need to be signed by at least:
Central Ward 43
Northeast Ward 34
Northwest Ward 50
Southeast Ward 50
Ward boundary maps are available at the finance office or on the city Web page. For more information about circulating a nominating petition, please contact the city finance officer. When the petition is filed the candidate must also complete a statement of financial Interest.