Anyone interested in running for city council in 2018 will have the opportunity to file with the city soon.

The Maricopa City Council voted Tuesday to adopt a schedule for elections this year.

Starting next Monday, Jan. 22, anyone planning to run for the three seats that are up for grabs can pick up election packets at city hall during normal business hours.

Deadline to file those packets is May 30.

During Tuesday’s Regular City Council meeting, City Clerk Vanessa Bueras reminded those who intend to run for city council, and happen to already be involved with any of the city’s legislative subordinates, they have to step down from those positions.

“Anyone who is currently on a board, committee or commission, and is interested in running, you will have to resign your position once you file,” Bueras said.

Additionally, the adopted resolution – 18-01 – outlines the calendar for a primary election, Aug. 28, and of course the general election on Nov. 6.

Voters must be registered 29 days prior to either election which means for the primary election voters must register by July 30, and for the general election voters should register no later than Oct. 9.


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