How Do You Find a List of City Council Candidates in Your Area?


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Lists of city council candidates are available in a variety of places, including municipalities' websites, city clerks' offices or city hall, and in local newspapers of record, which often include candidates' stances.

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Ordinances for most jurisdictions, many of which are posted online, say where city officials must post or publish election notices and lists of candidates. Election notices may not include candidates' names, but cities usually find ways and are often required to get candidate's names published. The law varies widely among jurisdictions as to the number of days before elections that notices of elections and candidate lists must be posted in city hall or published in local newspapers.

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