It seems like only yesterday that this group of elected officials was sworn in at Hudson Hall. In fact, it was a little more than thirteen months ago.
Most people will agree that two-year terms aren't long enough for city officials, but this year it's going to seem even shorter, because the election process for local elections is starting sooner than it ever has in recent memory.
In the past, local primaries took place in September, and the process of gathering signatures for candidates on designating petitions happened in the summer. This year--and in every year going forward--the primary will take place in June--on June 25, to be exact. This means that the process of gathering petition signatures to become a candidate starts in just a couple of weeks, on February 26, and petitions must be filed at the beginning of April. Click here for the complete political calendar for 2019.
If you're thinking of running for local office, now is the time to get organized and make the commitment.
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