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To become a city council member, the candidate must be an adult resident of that particular city, be eligible to vote and be a U.S. citizen. However, the exact requirements to become a city council member vary from one c... More »

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There are three common types of city council elections: an at-large election, a district-based election and a combination of the two. The type of election varies by municipality but is influenced by the nature of the con... More »

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To vote for a city council election in an American city, you must register to vote in the state and city you reside in, following the registration requirements for that state. As of 2015, some states, including Californi... More »

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Each jurisdiction sets its own qualifications for councilmen, and common requirements include that the candidate must be a resident and qualified voter in the jurisdiction for at least one year before the election, must ... More »

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Different cities have different requirements for mayors, but generally the candidate must be a citizen of the United States, be at least 18 years old, have no debt or felony convictions, and be a resident and registered ... More »

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In the city of Chicago, an alderman is an elected member of the city council. Along with the mayor, aldermen act as the legislative body of the city by voting on items such as proposed loans, grants, land acquisitions an... More »

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The qualifications to become a council member vary depending on the city, state and council position. However, most council positions require that the candidate is a registered voter, at least 18 years of age and a resid... More »

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