Upcoming city election includes Decorah mayor and council seats

Candidate filing period opens Aug. 23

The City of Decorah recently released specifics regarding the upcoming Decorah City Council Election this fall. 
On the 2021 ballot are: first, third, and fifth ward council seats; one at-large position; mayor; and two parks and recreation board seats. 
The minimum number of signatures needed on petition are as follows:
• First, third and fifth wards: 10 signatures; candidate must reside in ward and signatures must be from eligible voters in their respective ward.
• At-large: 32 signatures
• Mayor: 41 signatures
• Parks and Recreation Commissioner: 24 signatures
For at-large, mayor and parks and recreation seats, candidates may reside anywhere within city limits with signatures from eligible voters, city-wide.
The candidate filing period opens Monday, Aug. 23 and closes Thursday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. Candidate nomination papers may be obtained from City Clerk/Treasurer Wanda Hemesath at the City Municipal Building or Winneshiek Co. Auditor Ben Steines at the Court House.
The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2. 

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