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Mayor and three council seats open in 2020

Today is Election Day.

Today is Election Day.

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Three Williams City Council seats, along with the mayor’s two year term, will be decided during the city’s primary election held Aug. 4, 2020.

Current terms for Mayor John Moore, and council members Frank McNelly, Dawn Trapp and Mike Cowen expire this year.

The Williams City Council passed resolution 1393 at the regular council meeting Feb. 13 to open the election season.

Anyone interested in running for the mayor or council seats can pick up candidate packets at City Hall. Candidate filing begins March 9 and ends April 6.

Candidates can begin filling out the paperwork from City Hall, and start the process of collecting the required signatures.

According to Williams City Clerk Pam Galvan, candidates can pick up a statement of interest at her office. Once that is complete, the candidate can then return to pick up their candidate packet.

Packets include a nomination paper, affidavit of qualifications, campaign finance laws statement, non-partisan nomination petitions, and a financial disclosure form, among other documents.

“Once they get their signatures they bring that completed packet back in here,” Galvan said.

When a candidate returns their packet, Galvan said she will issue them a receipt. Candidates need 21-42 signatures.

“We have a little more documentation this year,” she said.

All candidates who complete the proper steps will be placed on the Aug. 4 Primary Election ballot.

Any candidate receiving a majority of all the votes cast at the Primary Election will be declared elected without having to run in the General Election.

City Hall is located at 113 South 1st Street in Williams.

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