Deadline for Nomination Petitions for City Elections Approaches

September 13, 2017 5:32 am

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With the school board elections now in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start looking forward to the upcoming city elections in November.

It’s only one week until the deadline to submit nomination papers to the auditor’s office for anyone wanting to run for the mayor or council positions of their city. Potential candidates have until Thursday, September 21st at 5 p.m. to submit nomination petitions. City offices up for election include three each in Perry and Adel. In Perry, there are at-large and ward 2 council seats available, as well as the mayorship. Jay Pattee will not be seeking reelection, so the City will have a new mayor in the coming year. The City of Adel has two at-large council seats and the mayorship up for election.

In both cities, the council terms are four years and the mayoral term is two years. The signatures of at least 25 eligible electors in the respective city are required on nomination petitions. However, Pattee says it’s a good idea to go well over that number if you can. “They say that you should collect at least ten extra signatures, so that would put it up to 35. The reason being is that somebody may be a person who actually is not a citizen of Perry, or not registered to vote. You want to make sure you get that covered. If you were only going to collect 25 signatures, they would probably be people that you know beyond a doubt are registered voters and citizens of Perry, Iowa.”

Nomination packets are available in the office of the city clerk, the Dallas County Auditor’s Office, and the Secretary of State’s website. Completed packets must be turned in to the auditor’s office. Find a full list of open positions in Dallas County below.

In the city of Adel, the office of mayor and 2 council at-large seats are up for election; 2 year term for mayor and 4 year terms for council. Signatures of at least 25 eligible electors are required on nomination petitions.

In the city of Bouton, the office of mayor and 5 council at-large seats are up for election for 2 year terms. Signatures of at least 10 eligible electors are required on nomination petitions.

In the city of Dawson, the office of mayor and 5 council at-large seats are up for election for 2 year terms. Signatures of at least 10 eligible electors are required on nomination petitions.

In the city of DeSoto, the office of mayor and 3 council at-large seats are up for election for 4 year terms. Signatures of at least 10 eligible electors are required on nomination petitions.

In the city of Dexter, the offices of 3 council at-large seats are up for election for 4 year terms. Signatures of at least 10 eligible electors are required on nomination petitions.

In the city of Linden, the office of mayor and 2 council at-large seats are up for election for 4 year terms. Signatures of at least 10 eligible electors are required on nomination petitions.

In the city of Minburn, the office of mayor and 3 council at-large seats are up for election. In addition there is 1 council-at-large to fill vacancy for the next 2 years. The term of office for mayor and the council at-large terms are 4 years each. Signatures of at least 10 eligible electors are required on nomination petitions.

In the city of Perry, the office of mayor, 1 council at-large, and 1 council ward 2, are up for election. The signatures of at least 25 eligible electors of the city are required on nomination petitions. Candidates must live in their wards but can be voted on by all voters in the city. The term of office for mayor is 2 years, and the council terms are 4 years.

In the city of Redfield, the office of mayor and 2 council at-large seats are up for election for 4 year terms. Signatures of at least 10 eligible electors are required on nomination petitions.

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