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 2-16-2) 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 held between March 1 and May 15 each year, in accordance with the Charter. The 2020 Election and "Celebration on the Sidewalk" will be held on Thursday, May 7. The polling station will be open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at the south end of the market areaon Brookville Road. Absentee ballots will be available beginning on April 15, 2020.

For more information, see the Election Committee section of the VMA website and Election Rules and Procedures Policy No. 2-16-2.



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