Nomination Petitions and Candidate Affidavits are available at the Fort Madison City Clerk’s Office, 811 Avenue E, Fort Madison.
Offices open for the November 7, 2017 election are:
Mayor 2 Year term
2nd Ward Councilperson 4 Year Term
4th Ward Councilperson 4 Year Term
Councilperson At-Large 4 Year term
Nomination Petitions and Candidate Affidavits must be turned into the City Clerk’s office, 811 Avenue E, 933 Avenue H, Fort Madison.
The earliest date to file a Nomination Petition and Candidate Affidavit will be Monday, August 28, 2017. The last day to file papers will Thursday, September 21, 2017. The City Clerk’s office will be open until 5:00 P.M. on September 21st in order to accept petitions.
A candidate must be 18 years of age when his or her Nomination Petition is filed. Candidates must live within the City of Fort Madison. Persons signing the petition must live in the City of Fort Madison.
To be on the Ballot, candidates for 2nd and 4th Ward would need 10 signatures. Mayoral candidates would need 11 and At Large candidates would need 33 signatures. It is recommended that Candidates obtain more than the required number of signatures on their Petitions. This will guard against possible unacceptable signatures causing the Petitions to be invalid.