Information for Candidates

Petitions to run for city office for the March 5 2024 Annual City Meeting must be received in the clerk's office by 5:00 PM on January 29th.
To be a candidate for office use the following links:

  •  TO RUN FOR CITY OFFICE: Click on these links for sample nominating petitions and  a consent of candidate form to run for city office (from the Secretary of State's website). You need 25 signatures from within the jurisdiction (for citywide offices such as the mayor or cemetery commission, the jurisdiction is the entire city and for City Council, the jurisdiction is the council district)
  • TO RUN FOR SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE, STATE REPRESENTATIVE, OR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE:To become a candidate for school office (School Board, Moderator, Treasurer, Clerk) or local State office (State Representative and Justice of the Peace) you need a Consent of Candidate form and 30 signatures on the petition (click for a sample school office nominating petition).

For information on running for State Senate, State Representative, or statewide office, click here to go to the Secretary of State's website.