Town of Flemington looks to future with upcoming election

FLEMINGTON—The Town of Flemington is looking to the future and will be holding a municipal election this June. The governing body is seeking dedicated individuals to fill various positions, who are ready to help propel the community into a thriving future.

The Town of Flemington will have three positions up for bid this summer, and each position will be held for two-years.

 Candidates must choose to fill the seat of either mayor, recorder or a town council member.

In order to be eligible for this position, interested individuals will need to reside in the municipality and may not be under conviction of a felony or other disqualification.

“Those wishing to run will need to be at least 18 year of age, and potential candidates will need to check with me to determine if there is a specific length of time attached to the residency requirement,” reported sitting Town of Flemington Recorder, Vicki Greathouse.

The age requirement is applied as of the day of the election, meaning that all interested parties must be 18 year of age or older by June 8, 2021. 

“However potential candidates may be 17 years of age when filing their candidacy paperwork,” Greathouse noted.

In an effort to try and attract new candidates to fill the positions, all filing fees have been waived for this year’s election. 

West Virginia State Law §3-5-7 dictates that, “Any person who is eligible and seeks to hold an office or political party position to be filled by election in any primary or general election held under the provisions of this chapter shall file a certificate of announcement declaring his or her candidacy for the nomination or election to the office.” 

Those certificates must be filed between March 4-18, in accordance with the law and the deadlines as set forth by the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office.

“Filings may be made with the municipal recorder or clerk,” revealed Greathouse. “They may be mailed in to my office, but must be postmarked by midnight on March 18 to be eligible.”

She noted that in accordance with state law, the forms must be notarized, and any documents lacking essential information may be rejected.

It has always been said that if you want to see change, you must be willing to initiate it, so pick up a certificate of candidacy, grab your pen and get your name in the running to become a part of the Town of Flemington governing body!

Drawings for candidates will take place on March 23, at 6:00 p.m.


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