Qualifying begins for municipal elections

Published 9:21 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Despite months of campaigning already, the 2016 municipal elections officially got underway Tuesday when qualifying began.

Candidates will have from now through Tuesday, July 19 to sign up for office and officially qualify.

The election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23. If needed a runoff will be Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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On the ballot will be the mayor’s office and city council positions in Selma, Valley Grande and Orrville as well as spots on the Selma City Board of Education.

The last day to register to vote in the election will be Aug. 8, which is 15 days prior to the election.

The last day to apply for a regular absentee ballot will be Aug. 18, five days prior to the election.