City residents who wish to appear as a candidate on the September 10, 2013 Primary Election ballot are reminded that the deadline to file is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Candidates for Frederick Mayor and Board of Aldermen must file their candidacy at City Hall. Only persons registered with either the Democratic or Republican Parties appear on the City's Primary Election ballot. Other recognized political parties in Maryland may file a list of nominees for either Mayor or Board of Aldermen for the November 5, 2013 General Election ballot with the City by August 5, 2013.
Candidates for City office file their Certificate of Candidacy, or Statement of Organization and Financial Disclosure Forms with the City of Frederick. Failure to meet any of the requirements by the deadline will invalidate the Certificate of Candidacy and remove the individual from the ballot.
Pursuant to the Charter and Code of the City of Frederick, all candidates for City office must reside in the City of Frederick for at least one year immediately preceding the election, shall have and maintain their principal place of residence in the City of Frederick during their term and must be registered voters of the City.
For more information call 301-600-2575, or visit the website at www.cityoffrederick.com .