Running for Office

The next City Election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, 2021. All five council seats are up for election: 1 seat At-Large, 2 seats representing Ward 1 and 2 seats representing Ward 2. Candidates must run for election from the Ward in which they live unless running at large.

Candidate Registration: August 2 - September 24, 2021, Noon

Candidate packets will be available Monday, August 2, 2021, through Friday, September 24, 2021, at Noon.

Qualifications for Council

City councilmembers shall be persons of known integrity, experience and sound judgment, not less than twenty-one (21) years of age, citizens of the United States, registered to vote in city elections and residents of the city and the ward for which they seek election for one year (three hundred sixty-five (365) days) immediately preceding the date of their election. Each council member shall hold his or her office for two years from the date of the second regular meeting after the election in November of the year of his or her election and until the qualification of his or her successor. A councilmember shall remain a resident of the city, within the ward from which they were elected and must remain a registered voter within such ward unless elected at-large while holding office.

Additional Information

For additional information on candidate filing requirements please contact the Clerk to the Board of Elections.

Board of Election Supervisors

  • John Kish, Chairman
  • William Wellford, Chief Judge, Ward 1
  • Rhonda Whitley, Chief Judge, Ward 2