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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