Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Oops! I made a mistake. Qualifying deadline is May 16. There is more time to qualify to run for Council.

by Rod Williams - In post on this site regarding the election for mayor, vice mayor, and at-large and district council seats, I have said the qualifying deadline is May 3rd. Thankfully, but embarrassingly, I was wrong. The qualifying deadline is May 16. I regret the error. I don't know how I made that mistake.

I am pleased that the qualifying deadline is May 16th rather than May3rd. That means there is more time to qualify to run for Council. Please, if you are at all interested, please get qualified. There are several districts where the incumbent has no challenger or where there is not an incumbent and the only candidate is an extreme progressive or someone with no qualification.

If you pick up a qualifying petition, it only takes 25 signatures to get qualified. If you start the process and find out there is another candidate running who you could support, you can simply not turn in the petition. Or, if you turn in the petition and then for any reason change your mind, you can withdraw the petition and your name will not appear on the ballot. 

To view the Election Commission web page where you can learn what you need to know about the procedure of running for office and see the election calendar follow this link.

I served in the Metro Council in the decade of the 80's and have carefully followed the Council for many years since.  If you are thinking about running and would like to talk to someone who understands how to run and what it is like to serve, email me or Facebook message me and we can talk. My email address is Rodwilliams47@yahoo.com. My Facebook addresses is https://www.facebook.com/rod.williams.12327.

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