February 21, 2019

City Releases Important Dates For 2019 Municipal Election

The Rapid City Council in session.  The City's Municipal Election this year is June 4.  Election packets for candidates for mayor and city council will be available beginning Monday, February 25 and candidates can begin circulating petitions Friday, March 1.  Deadline to submit petitions is 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. The Rapid City Council in session. The City's Municipal Election this year is June 4. Election packets for candidates for mayor and city council will be available beginning Monday, February 25 and candidates can begin circulating petitions Friday, March 1. Deadline to submit petitions is 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. (City File Photo/Darrell Shoemaker)

First day to circulate petitions for June 4 election is March 1;

Deadline to file petitions is March 26

RAPID CITY--Candidates for Rapid City mayor and City Council can begin circulating petitions Friday, March 1. In addition to mayor, one position in each of Rapid City's five wards is up for election June 4.

            Candidates will be seeking three-year terms on the City Council and a four-year term as mayor.

            The City is reminding voters and potential candidates of important dates during the election season.

            Election packets for the municipal election are available beginning Monday, February 25 and can be obtained at the City Finance Office at 300 Sixth Street.  The packets include important information including deadlines for candidates to file financial interest statements.  Any petitions signed or notarized before March 1 will not count.  Petitions containing signatures of at least 50 persons registered to vote in a candidate's ward must be filed with the City Finance Office by Tuesday, March 26 at 5 p.m.  March 26 is also the deadline for removing a name from the ballot.

            Voter registration deadline is May 20.

            Candidates must file a Statement of Financial Interest within 15 days after filing their nominating petitions, and must also file a Statement of Organization for a Candidate Campaign Committee not later than 15 days after becoming a candidate.  All required forms must be filed with the City Finance Office.  If a candidate files on the last day of March 26, they have until April 10 to file their Statement of Financial Interest and committee organization forms.

            Candidates elected June 4 will take office at the July 1 City Council meeting.  If a runoff election is needed, it would be held Tuesday, June 25.

            For more information or questions, contact the City Finance Department at 394-4143.

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Thank you,

Darrell W. Shoemaker | Communications Coordinator

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