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City of Mesquite – Candidacy Filing

posted Jan 24, 2013, 2:16 PM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 27, 2014, 10:22 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

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The 2013 Mesquite Municipal Elections are just around the corner.  The Primary Election is April 2, 2013 and the General Election is June 4, 2013.  Three City Council Member positions will be open. 

 Candidacy filing for these seats will open in the Office of the City Clerk on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. and will close on February 1, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.  Filing hours will be Monday thru Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday, January 25 and February 1 from: 8am to 11:30 am. The candidacy filing fee is $25.00, which is payable by cash, check, certified check, or money order.  Mesquite Municipal Code requires a candidate must be an actual and bona fide resident of the City and have been for a period of at least one year preceding the election. 

 Also, each candidate shall be a qualified elector who has actually, as opposed to constructively, resided within the boundaries of the City which he/she desires to represent for a period of not less than 30 days immediately prior to the last day for filing a Declaration of Candidacy.  City Council Members shall be elected by the registered voters of the City at large.  Council members newly elected would each serve a one-time term of five years beginning July 1, 2013. 

For further information and assistance, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (702) 346-5295 Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  City Hall is closed on Friday with the exception of the filing dates as provided above.