Filing Period for 2018 Municipal Candidate Nominating Petitions Begins on January 26

City Clerk Tom Greco reminds eligible Sioux Falls voters interested in running for office that the earliest day to circulate nominating petitions for the municipal election is Friday, January 26, 2018. Petitions must be filed at the City Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 23.The Regular Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 10, and will be combined with the Sioux Falls School District Election. A Municipal Runoff Election, if needed, will be held on Tuesday, May 1.

Nominating petitions may be filed for: Mayor; At-Large Council Member “A”; At-Large Council Member “B”; Central District Council Member; and Southeast District Council Member. A valid nominating petition is required in order to be placed on the ballot.

In order to be eligible for office, residents must be a registered Sioux Falls voter who has resided in the city for at least six months. District candidates must reside in their district. Nominating petitions for Mayor and both At-Large positions must consist of no less than 200 valid signatures; no less than 50 valid signatures are required for the District seats.

For more information or to obtain petitions, contact the City Clerk’s Office by phone at 605‑367‑8080, in person at 235 West 10th Street, or by email at You can also visit us online at


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