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Candidate Qualifications

An individual is eligible to be a candidate for municipal office if, at the time of election, he or she:

  • is a citizen of the United States,
  • is at least 21 years of age,
  • has been a registered elector within the city for at least one year immediately preceding the election, and
  • in the case of a District Councilmember, has continuously resided in the District from which he or she is to be elected since the date of accepting any nomination for election under Article VIII, Section 3 of the City Charter.


No person who has been convicted of a felony is eligible to be a candidate for, or hold, the office of Councilmember.