City elections petition filing reminders for Valley City and Jamestown.

Valley City (City of Valley City)   The filing deadline for the June 9, 2020 election is April 6, 2020 at 4:00 PM. ND Attorney General Al Jaeger stated that NDCC “sets the number of signatures required for a candidate’s name to appear on the ballot for a position in a political subdivision and that cannot be changed.” If you are filing a petition, in Valley City, you will need to submit the following number of signatures:

Commissioner (2 open positions for 4 year term): 133 signatures

Park Board (2 open positions for 4 year term): 128 signatures

Park Board (1 unexpired 4 year term ending June 30, 2022): 128 signatures Municipal Judge (1 open position for 4 year term): 133 signatures

In light of COVID-19, circulators may scan the petition and return it electronically to the candidate. Petitions can be transmitted electronically, along with other required documents to City Auditor, Avis Richter at . Petitions may also be dropped off at the north door of City Hall (254 2nd Avenue NE) during regular business hours, please call 845-8121 to let the City Auditor know you’ve dropped off a petition.

Jamestown  (CSi)  Jamestown City Administrator  Sarah Hellekson says petition forms are available at City Hall, for those interested in running in the June 2020 city elections. There are two City Park Board seats up for election and three City Council seats up for election. She suggests the petitions be used drawn up by the city, so as to contain the proper wording.  The deadline to file the petitions is April 6th at 4-p.m. at City Hall.

City Council seats up for re-election in 2020 for four year terms are those of Pam Phillips, Dan Buchanan, and Steve Brubakken. Brubakken has said that he is not running for re-election.

Currently, with petitions circulating are:  Joshua Meade, Katherine Roth, Brian Kamlitz, Pam Phillips and David Schloegel. Dan Buchanan filed his petition on March 12.

On the Jamestown City Park board there are two open seats, Ron Olson and Mark Ukestad who have taken out petitions, with Olson having filed his on March 16..

The city elections, and Jamestown Public School Board elections, and county and state primary elections will be on June 9, 2020.