Getting Started With The Paperwork

Sorry, this is a few days late, but here is the scoop. During an election year, if you want to run for Lima City Council you have to have fill out a Statement of Candidacy form that includes a petition that you have to get signed by a minimum of 25 registered voters in your ward.

Sorry, this is a few days late, but here is the scoop. During an election year, if you want to run for Lima City Council you have to have fill out a Statement of Candidacy form that includes a petition that you have to get signed by a minimum of 25 registered voters in your ward. Special note- Lima uses a different one than the general one you can get from the board of elections website. I got mine from the city's law director. Also there are fees and deadlines involved with everything you have to file. The filing fee for this petition was $45.00.

Disclosure: I identify as an Independent. I have usually voted Democratic. City Council is a non-partisan election, so you don't have to claim a party, vote a particular way or mention parties at all. I know many (probably most) of the people who signed my petitions identify as Republican. They are my neighbors and they know I care about their families as much as mine. When it comes to local politics especially, we are all in this together.

If I made any errors in my post about the first step of the running process, please correct me (in a non snarky way if you don't mind : )

 

This post was first made on Facebook on March 20th.

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