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City Council election set for Aug. 26
Candidates must turn in nomination forms by May 28 to appear on primary ballot

Marissa Freireich
Williams-Grand Canyon News Reporter

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - With the city's Aug. 26 primary election quickly approaching, there's still time for residents to complete paperwork to declare their candidacy.

Candidates will run to fill three city council seats, as well as the mayor's position. Mayor John Moore, Vice Mayor Don Dent, and Councilmen Bernie Hiemenz and Lee Payne will all seek reelection.

According to City Clerk Susan Kerley, filing for candidacy starts with interested parties picking up a nomination petition at City Hall, 113 S. First St. Potential candidates must obtain 36-71 signatures from registered voters, which is based on a percentage of the mayoral vote in the last election.

Once the potential candidate returns their signed petition, Kerley will give them their nomination forms. These include a qualifying paper that must be notarized and a financial disclosure statement.

Completed nomination forms must be returned by 5 p.m. on May 28 for a person's name to appear on the primary ballot. If a candidate receives a majority of all votes in the primary, they will be elected without having to run in the Nov. 4 general election.

Kerley said in past elections, typically two people have run for mayor and five people have run for three city council seats. Council members serve four-year terms that are staggered, with three seats up for reelection every two years. The mayor serves a two-year term.

Council members receive a compensation of $400 per month and the mayor receives a compensation of $500 per month for serving as elected officials.

More information about the primary election or candidacy requirements is available from Kerley at (928) 635-4451.

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