April 2018 Election Information

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April 3, 2018 Municipal Election

Filing for this election opened at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 and ends at 5 p.m. on January 16, 2018. The following seats are open in this election:

All four (4) wards will elect one candidate to serve a two (2) year term. Information is as follows:
  • Ward 1: Seat currently held by Reginald Townsend
  • Ward 2: Seat currently held by Derek Moorhead
  • Ward 3: Seat currently held by Jay Holman
  • Ward 4: Seat currently held by Sonja Abdelgawad
Any candidate filing for the office of Councilmember must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be at least twenty-five (25) years of age prior to commencing the term of office of Councilmember.

  • Be a resident of the City for at least two (2) years immediately preceding the election.

  • Reside in his/her Ward for six (6) months immediately preceding the election.

  • Be a citizen of the United States of America.

  • Be a qualified voter in Cass County.

  • Not be in arrears for any filing or payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, municipal taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated on the declaration of candidacy, liens, or is a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the State, other than those taxes which may be in dispute, or forfeiture or defalcation in office.

  • Not hold any compensated elected governmental office or City employment.

  • Not have been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States of America or to a felony under the laws of this state or an offense committed in another state that would be considered a felony in this state.

  • File Form 5120, Affidavit of Tax Payments and Bonding Requirement, with the Department of Revenue if applicable and submit same at the time of filing a declaration of candidacy form. Failure to file Form 5120 with DOR could be subject to questions of qualification by an opposing candidate, qualified taxpayer, a registered voter, or the Department of Revenue.

City Hall is open for filing Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for the following holidays: December 25 and 26, 2017 and January 15, 2018. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 816-331-3324.