Council Elections

 


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. The Council election is normally held between March 1 and May 15 each year, in accordance with the Charter, and members are elected to two-year terms that begin on July 1. The number of seats open on the Council alternates two seats one year and three seats the next. Any qualified voter[1] may nominate another qualified voter or may declare his or her own candidacy.

In order to manage each year's election, the Council appoints resident-volunteers to an Election Committee. The committee operates under the rules and procedures adopted by the Council (Policy 2019-12-2) and in accordance with Sections 408 and 602 of the Village Charter. For more information about the committee, see the Election Committee webpage.



[1] Per the Charter, a '"Qualified Voter" is any person who owns property or any resident of Martin's Additions who is eighteen (18) years of age or over.'



2020 VMA COUNCIL ELECTION OFFICIAL NOTICE

The Village of Martin's Additions will hold its annual Council election
by mail between April 27 and May 15, 2020. 

Voting Time: Ballots must be postmarked by May 15.

Location: Vote safely at home by mail-in ballot. 

Three Village Council seats are open this year. Four candidates are running (click on the candidates' names to read their candidate statements*): 
Arthur Alexander, Jeff Blander, Monty Boland, and Susan Fattig.
Write-in candidates are also permitted.
*The Election Committee does not edit the content of the candidates' statements in any way.

 

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF THE VMA "MEET THE CANDIDATES" FORUM

 For Audio from the Forum click here.

The Election Committee has scheduled an open community forum to give VMA residents the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues directly with the candidates. Residents will be able to participate safely from home via an online audio/video link, and the Forum will be posted on the VMA website. 

Date: April 23, 2020
Time: 7:30 to 9 PM
Location: Online by Zoom and call-in 
Meeting ID: 859 3635 3305 Password: 254088
Call-in number: 1-301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 859 3635 3305# Password: 254088#

You're also welcome to email your Forum questions and comments in advance to the Election Committee at VMAelections@gmail.com. Please note whether you would like your name associated with your question, or you wish to remain anonymous. While the limited time we have may not allow for discussion of every matter, we will ask all the candidates to respond to as many submitted questions as possible. 

For the Full Election Packet click here



 

 

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