VILLAGE COUNCIL ELECTIONS
The Village of Martin’s Additions is governed by a municipal Charter that provides for a five-member Council elected by VMA residents. Council members are elected to two-year terms; the terms begin on July 1. The number of seats open on the Council alternates two seats one year and three seats the next. Three positions on the Village Council will be up for election in 2020. Any eligible voter may nominate another qualified voter or may declare his or her own candidacy.
The Council appoints an independent Election Committee of qualified residents to ensure fair and open elections. Operating under the rules and procedures adopted by the Council in the VMA election ordinance (Policy 2019-12-2) and Sections 408 and 602 of the Village Charter, the Committee maintains the voter roll, accepts nominations of candidates for the Village Council, and conducts the annual election.
The Council election is normally held between March 1 and May 15 each year, in accordance with the Charter. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 election may be postponed for a few weeks, and voting will be done online or by mail. To protect public safety, the Election Committee will not conduct in-person voting at the polling table this year. The Committee will provide public notices about the election date and safe voting method as soon as possible.