Is there a filing fee to run for City Council?

  • January 8, 2015

Here are the requirements, per the City Charter: No candidate shall be placed on the ballot unless his or her application is accompanied by either (1) a filing fee of two hundred-fifty dollars ($250), or (2) a petition signed by qualified voters residing in the City equal in the number to the greater of: (a) one hundred, or (b) one-half of one percent of the total votes received by all candidates for mayor in the most recent mayoral regular election. The signed petition shall be filed with the City Clerk, together with the candidate’s sworn application. Each signer next to his or her signature shall indicate the signer’s date of birth, date of signing, the signer’s printed name, and the street address of his or her place of residence, including the county of residence.