Latest News – January 12

Town of Saguache April Election Deadline Near

It’s 2016 – The big Election Year! And while a majority of the focus and media attention will be on November’s Presidential Election, local elections matter just as much, if not more so, especially in small, rural communities like Saguache.

Local Elections Matter!

Local Elections Matter!

To that end, here’s a simple reminder about the Saguache Town election which will be held – 12 weeks from today – on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

The Town of Saguache Board of Trustees includes a mayor elected at-large and 6 Trustees elected at-large. This April, voters will fill 4 (four) of those positions, including the Mayor.

According to the Town of Saguache website, some of those terms are for two years, and some are for four years. Officers can serve a total eight consecutive years. Municipal elections are non-partisan. In order to be eligible to be a candidate you must be: a U.S. Citizen, a registered town voter, at least 18 years of age on Election Day, and a Town of Saguache full-time resident for (1) year prior to the date of the election. Petitions are available now and require obtaining 20 signatures from Saguache registered voters. According to the Town’s website, deadline for petitions is Monday, January 25, 2016.

For information about running for office, call the Town Clerk‘s Office,  719-655-2232, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email townclerk@townofsaguache.org. To pick up a packet in person, please go to the Saguache Town Hall at 504 San Juan Avenue. Town_link

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