Clinton City Municipal Election Information
The next election will take place in 2019
In order to run for Mayor or City Council a candidate must:
- Be a registered voter
- Have resided within Clinton City for the 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the November election date
- Not have been convicted of treason or a felony and lost the right to vote
How to Become a Candidate
During the designated filing period, a city resident may become a candidate for Mayor or a City Council Member by either:
- Declaring Candidacy with the City Manager (signing the form in person) and paying a $25 fee; or
- Obtaining a Nomination Petition from the City Manager’s office and getting 25 or more qualified signatures (Clinton residents 18 yrs of age or older) - and declaring Candidacy with the City Manager (signing the form in person) - No Fee
The City will hold a Primary Election if there are more than two Candidates for Mayor and/or if there are more than 4 candidates for City Council. The two Mayoral candidates with the most votes and/or the four City Council candidates with the most votes from the Primary will then advance to the General Election. Regardless of whether there is a Primary Election in August, the General Election will be held in November.
Campaign Financial Statements
Newly elected Mayor and/or City Council members will begin their terms of office after being sworn in at a special meeting on the 1st Monday in January following the election.