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.

2021 Election 

The Village of Martin’s Additions Council elections nominations period IS NOW OPEN. Two of the five Council member seats will be up for election this year, in line with the cycle of elections to the Council. The nominations period will close on March 5, 2021 at 11:59PM.

Any qualified voter--any person who owns property or any resident of Martin's Additions who is eighteen (18) years of age or over--may run for office. Residents may nominate themselves or be nominated by another qualified voter. Nominations may be made only by verified qualified voters; anonymous nominations are not permitted. Residents who nominate someone other than themselves must include an email or signed written statement from the proposed candidate expressing his/her consent to be nominated. 

Nominations and any required supporting documentation should be emailed to the VMA Elections Committee at VMAElections@martinsadditions.org. Again, the nominations period will close on March 5, 2021 at 11:59PM.

For more details, please review this year’s Council-approved election plan.

  • Guidance for Candidate Statements: Please tell residents about yourself and explain to them why you are interested in being elected to serve at this time on our municipal government’s 5-member Council. Statements should be limited to one single-spaced 8.5 x 11-inch page using 12-point font.
  • Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

[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.'


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