Nominating petitions for candidates seeking election to the Fort Morgan City Council will be available starting Tuesday, Aug. 6, at City Hall.
This year’s municipal election will have contests for the mayor’s position and one city council seat in each of the city’s three election wards.
The City of Fort Morgan conducts its municipal elections as part of the coordinated election conducted by Morgan County. The Nov. 5 general election will be an all-mail ballot election.
Nominating petitions and candidate packets containing other information on running for city office will be available beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 110 Main Street.
Potential candidates picking up packets should expect to spend a few minutes having the documents and the process explained to them. They will also be required to provide contact information including phone numbers and e-mail address so they can be reached and advised on any election issues.
Petitions can only be circulated between Aug. 6 and Aug. 26, and must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office before 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. Candidates for City Council seats must obtain the signatures of 20 registered voters who live within the boundaries of the election ward for which the candidate is seeking office. Mayoral candidates must obtain 50 signatures from registered voters who live anywhere in the city limits.
The signatures on the petitions will be checked against voter registration and address lists, so it is advisable for candidates to secure more than the minimum number of signatures required in case some are found to be invalid or ineligible.
One council seat will be contested in each ward for four-year terms, while the mayor is elected at-large to a two-year term at each municipal election.
Anyone with questions about the municipal election process is encouraged to contact Deputy City Manager/City Clerk/PIO John Brennan at 542-3963 or email@example.com.
For more information about voter registration and other general election issues, contact the Morgan County election office at 542-3521.
Voters can check their own voting status and/or update their voter information by visiting the Colorado Secretary of State’s website at www.sos,state.co.us/Voter.
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