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Municipal City Elections & Special Elections
Municipal City elections are held the second Tuesday in June of even-numbered years. Special elections are held as the City Commission calls for and approves them. 

Bismarck City Election is June 14, 2016

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, a city election will be held in the City of Bismarck for the purpose of electing the following city officials:

Two (2) Members of the Board of City Commissioners, each to serve four (4) year terms on the Board of City Commissioners.

Two (2) Members of the Board of Park Commissioners, each to serve four (4) year terms on the Board of Park Commissioners.

One (1) Municipal Judge, to serve a four (4) year term.

The election will be held in conjunction with the State Primary Election at the polling places and times established by Burleigh County.

On Friday, January 1, 2016, candidates for public offices may start collecting signatures.  Packets are ready to be picked up at the office of City Administration at 221 North 5th Street.  Candidates must be over age 18 and have been a resident of the City of Bismarck for at least nine (9) months prior to the election.

Any person who is a qualified elector and a resident of the City of Bismarck is qualified to be a member of the Board of City Commissioners and Board of Park Commissioners.  Candidates are required to file a Petition/Certificate of Nomination (SFN 2704) with at least 300 signatures, and a Statement of Interests (SFN 10172).  Forms are available on the ND Secretary of State’s web site, www.nd.gov/sos/electvote/elections/forms or by contacting the City Administrator’s Office at 701-355-1300.   

Candidates must file the required forms with the Bismarck City Administrator at 221 North 5th Street no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2016.  Election administrators suggest collecting up to 350 signatures and turning in petitions at least one day before the deadline since some signatures may be eliminated for not being valid city residents. Only complete addresses are accepted.  Post office boxes are not considered a valid address.

Campaign Contribution Statements (SFN 53970) must be filed with the Bismarck City Administrator at 221 North 5th Street by May 13, 2016.

Notice: Only complete addresses are accepted.  Post office boxes are not considered a valid address. 

Petitions

To get on the ballot, candidates must collect 300 signatures from Bismarck residents. Election administrators suggest collecting up to 350 signatures and turning in petitions at least one day before the deadline (some signatures may be eliminated if not from valid city residents). Post office boxes are not considered a valid address. Only complete addresses are accepted.

Election candidates over age 18 must have been a resident of the City of Bismarck for at least nine months prior to the election.

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