Time is running out to file petitions for the June 6 municipal election

Candidate Election Packet3RAPID CITY, S.D. — Candidates for the June 6 municipal election in Rapid City have less than two weeks to turn in petitions, with 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 being the deadline.

The time period for circulating petitions began March 1, and election packets for the June 6 municipal election are available through the city’s Finance Office at City Hall.

Election packets include important information including deadlines to file financial interest statements, and any petitions signed or notarized before March 1 will not count. Petitions must contain valid signatures of at least 50 persons registered to vote in a candidate’s ward and must be filed with the City Finance Office by the petition deadline on March 28.

Photos of the Candidate Election Packet

Mayoral candidates will be seeking a four-year term for the office currently held by incumbent Steve Allender, and City Council candidates will be seeking three-year terms. The Council positions currently held by incumbents Pat Jones (Ward 1), Ritchie Nordstrom (Ward 2), Jason Salamun (Ward 3), John Roberts (Ward 4) and Laura Armstrong (Ward 5) will be on the ballot this election cycle.

The candidate receiving the most votes in each election will be declared the winner and there will be no runoff elections.

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