MENDOCINO Co., 9/15/20 — Point Arena, Mendocino County’s smallest city, has three seats up for election this November, but only two candidates have filed to run for those seats. As a result, there is a seat that remains open, and so interested residents can apply to run as a “write-in” candidate until October 20. Prospective candidates will need at least five signatures and to file then appropriate forms — the details are included below.
The two current candidates who have filed for the open seats in Point Arena are Scott Ignacio and Olivia Ford. Our full coverage of the 2020 elections can be found here. Here’s the announcement from the City of Point Arena:
CITY COUNCIL ELECTION WRITE-IN CANDIDACY PERIOD
OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 20
This year the Point Arena City Council has three seats open for election. However, only two candidates filed to run – Scott Ignacio and Olivia Ford.
Since the City only had two candidates for three seats, there is still an opportunity for interested residents to run as a “Write-In” candidate, which provides a way for voters to support a candidate not officially on the printed ballot.
Those seeking to run as a Write-In candidate need to file nomination papers in order to have their have their names counted toward possible election.
Those requirements include obtaining at least five signatures from registered voters in the City and filing a Declaration of Write-In candidacy.
Write-In candidates who do not file by October 20 will not have their names counted towards election.
Write-In nomination information can be obtained in the Office of the City Clerk, 451 School Street; Point Arena, CA between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9am to noon on Fridays. Please note that City Hall offices are closed on Wednesdays.
For more information, contact City Hall at 882-2122.