Menlo Park residents running for City Council in the Nov. 6, 2012 Presidential Election have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 to file their candidacy with City Clerk Margaret Roberts.
While many have begun the process of running for two available seats on the dais, only one candidate, Dave Bragg, has completed his paperwork.
Raymond Mueller, Carolyn Clarke, Kelly Fergusson, Andrew Cohen, and M. Catherine Carlton have begun, but not yet completed the process, according to the election's section of the city's website.
The candidate-filing period for the November Presidential General Election opened on July 16. The law provides candidates with a 26-day window in which to file the necessary paperwork.
“The Nov. 6, 2012, election features much more than the Presidential Race. There are several local offices and measures that are on the ballot for the voters’ consideration,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. “Information regarding each measure will be posted online as it is received.” The complete Roster of Candidates, and local measures, is posted online and updated every evening.
The candidate-filing period will automatically be extended for five calendar days (until Aug. 15) for any office where an eligible incumbent such does not file to run for reelection.
The close of the candidate-filing period also marks the opening of the 10-day public review period when any member of the public has the opportunity to review resolutions, ordinances, tax rate statements, and candidate statements. They will be posted here on the city's website.
Any registered voter of the election jurisdiction, or the elections official, may seek a writ of mandate or injunction requiring any or all of the materials to be amended or deleted. This initial public review will run from Aug. 10-20.