The Village is governed by a municipal Charter that created a five-member elected Council to oversee Village business. Council elections are held each Spring. An appointed three-member Elections & Ethics Committee maintains the voter rolls, makes and accepts nominations of candidates for the Village Council, and oversees the annual election. Each Council seat is for a two year term, and 2 or 3 seats are open in a given election cycle. Any resident of Martinís Additions who is a qualified voter (18 years old as of the Village Election Day) may nominate another qualified resident or him- or herself.