Positions Up for Election in 2022
- Mayor – Two Year Term
- Councilmember Seat 3 – Four Year Term
- Councilmember Seat 4 – Four Year Term
Qualification of Officers
No person shall be eligible for an elective office or the city unless at the time of the election the person is a qualified elector within the meaning of the state constitution and has resided in the city during the twelve months immediately preceding the election. The council shall be final judge of the qualifications and election of its own members.
Disqualification of Certain Persons for Election or Appointment to the Office of Mayor or Council Members
No person shall be eligible for election or appointment to the office of mayor or council member if that person has one or more of the following relationships with a mayor or council member at the time of appointment or taking office upon election: the spouse, brother, sister, child, parent, father-in-law, mother-in-law of the mayor or council member.
Nonpartisan Ballont: Nominations (Fee unless 25 signatures)
All elective officers shall be elected on a nonpartisan ballot. Nomination shall be by petition or by declaration of candidacy. A nominating petition shall be in a form approved by council, shall specify the office sought and shall be signed by not fewer than 25 electors. There is no limit to the number of nominees for whom an elector may sign a nominating petition. The signatures to a nomination petition need not all be appended to one page, but each separate petition page shall include an affidavit of the circulator indicating the number of signors on that page and stating that each signature on the page was made in the
presence of the circulator and is the genuine signature of the signor. If a nominating petition is not sufficient in any particular, the recorder shall return it to the person who filed it, stating in writing the manner in which the petition is sufficient. Such an insufficient petition may be amended or
supplemented and refilled before the applicable deadline. There is no filing fee for nominating petition. A declaration of candidacy shall be in a form approved by council, shall specify the office sought and shall be signed by the candidate. A filing fee specified by ordinance shall be paid when the declaration of candidacy is filed, but if no ordinance specifying the fee has been passed, the fee shall be $10.00.
One person may run for the offices of both mayor and council at the same election. If a person running for both offices receives enough votes to be elected to both offices, that person is elected mayor and the votes cast for that person for the council shall be treated as though they were not cast. A council member in office may run for mayor. A mayor in office may run for a council position.
Commencement of Terms of Office
The term of office of a person elected at a regular city election shall commence at the first council meeting of the year immediately following the election. January 9, 2023, is when the term commences.
One 30 minute Q&A Appointment with the City Manager
Each candidate is allowed to schedule one 30-minute appointment with the City Manager to ask questions to the City Manager. Questions the City Manager may answer include:
- Roles and responsibilities of elected officials.
- City services that are provided along with guiding documents (Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Ordinances.)
- Questions about governing documents (City Charter, Ordinances.)
- Open Meeting Act and Parelentary Procedure.
- Process of voting on ordinances, resolutions, or consensus.
- History of Tangent
The City Manager will not answer:
- Questions about candidates or elected officials.
- Advise how to campaign for elected office.
- Employees of Tangent records.
- Speculative questions about policies or laws that are not in place.
- Hypothetical situations (What if…)
- Legal Advice (not a lawyer.)
- Any question the City Manager deems in the best interest not to answer.
In the event of a tie vote for candidates for an elective office, the successful candidate shall be determined by a public drawing of lots in a manner prescribed by the council.
To run for an elected seat, please fill out the forms below and submit to City Hall.