Election Polls will be open from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (absentee ballots will be accepted until 3:00 p.m.) for residents to vote for two open Council Seats. Voting will be followed by the Village's Annual Meeting, where the Council will vote on the FY20 tax rates and budget, which will be introduced at the March Council meeting.
The Village of Martin’s Additions is governed by a municipal Charter that provides for a five-member elected Council to appoint an Election Committee (Committee) that operates according to rules and procedures adopted by the Council, pursuant to Section 602 of the Village Charter. The Committee maintains the voter rolls, accepts and makes nominations of candidates for the Village Council, and oversees the annual election. Any qualified voter may nominate another qualified voter or may declare his or her own candidacy.
Village Council Election Process
The Election of Council members takes place on a date determined from year to year in accordance with Section 602 of the Charter. Council members are elected to terms of two years. In general, the number of seats open on the Council alternates between two and three seats every other year unless there is a vacancy as provided for in Section 408 of the Charter. All elections are managed by the Committee. The Committee consists of a minimum of three, but preferably no less than five, qualified voter volunteers appointed by the Council. Each year the details of the election cycle for that year are published in the Village newsletter. The Village Council has passed the following Election Rules and Procedures:
Election Rules and Procedures Policy No. 2-16-2A
Action/Adopted: February 15, 2018
Effective Date: February 15, 2018 (May 9, 2018)
Amended: January 17, 2019
All Candidates for Village Council (and Village staff) are required to complete a conflict-of-interest form. The current form was approved at the February 18, 2018 VMA Council Meeting:
VMA Conflict of Interest Questionnaire
In addition, candidates are asked to fill out the following Candidate Statement Form. Completed forms are due by 5:00 p.m. on March 25:
2019 VMA Candidate Statement Form