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Nominations now closed for Places 2, 4, 6

Update: Nominations closed on Friday, July 10 at 5pm 

Nominations are open from June 12, 2020 through July 10, 2020 at 5pm Central.

In even-numbered years, Places 2, 4, and 6 are up for election. 

Place 2 - Active Civil Service Fire employee
Place 4 - Active employee in Group D departments

  • Group D consists of these departments: Aviation, Code Compliance, Economic Development, IT Solutions, Library, Neighborhood Services, Park & Recreation, Property Management, Public Events, Transportation and Public Works, and non-Civil Service Employees of the Fire Department.
Place 6 - Retired Civil Service Police member 

Nomination Process

Active employees whose department is represented by Place 2 or 4 can nominate themselves and/or sign colleagues' petitions. To nominate yourself for either of these positions, if you are eligible, do either or both of the following to obtain a minimum of 75 petition signatures: 

  • Online - Complete the self-nomination form, then follow email instructions to sign and collect signatures on your online petition. You will need login credentials provided by the elections company. 
  • Paper - Download and print a paper petition form to collect signatures. (Place 2) (Place 4)

Retired civil service police members, represented by Place 6, can nominate themselves and support the nomination of colleagues using an online or paper nomination form: 

  • Online - Select and nominate someone using an online form. You will need login credentials provided by the elections company. 
  • Paper - Download, complete, and return the nomination form. 
Nomination Clarification - Retirement Year not required

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to run for Places 1 - 4, an employee must:

  • Be an active, vested city employee at the time of the election;
  • Be a member of the department/group which they wish to represent;
  • Get at least 75 signatures of active members of the department/group they wish to represent (temporary employees' signatures do not count toward the 75 needed);
  • Turn in the petition forms by the deadline announced by the Retirement Fund.

To run for Places 5 - 7, a retiree must:

  • Be a retired city employee at the time of the election (being in the DROP does not count as being a retiree; the candidate must actually have separated from employment with the city and receive a monthly pension benefit);
  • Get at least 25 nomination letters from retirees of the department/group they wish to represent (not including survivors and/or surviving spouses); the Retirement Fund mails nomination letters with forms to all retirees eligible for each specific election;
  • Have all required letters submitted by the deadline announced by the Retirement Fund.


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