Offices open for the November 3, 2015 election are:
Mayor 2 Year term
1st Ward Councilperson 4 Year Term
3rd Ward Councilperson 4 Year Term
5th Ward Councilperson 4 Year Term
4th Ward Councilperson Remainder of 4-Year Term
Councilperson At-Large 4 Year term
Nomination Petitions and Candidate Affidavits must be turned into the County Auditor’s Office, 933 Avenue H, Fort Madison.
The earliest date to file a Nomination Petition and Candidate Affidavit will be Monday, August 24, 2015. The last day to file papers will Thursday, September 17, 2015. The County Auditor’s office will be open until 5:00 P.M. on September 17th 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, all candidates for 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Wards must have a minimum of 10 signatures; candidates for Mayor must have a minimum of 34 signatures and candidates for At-Large musthave 32 signatures on the Nomination Petition. 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.