Any qualified Oro Valley resident interested in running for town council in the fall of 2014 may now pick up a candidate handbook in the town clerk's office at town hall, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive.

The mayor and three council seats will be filled in 2014, and newly-elected members will assume the duties of office on Nov. 18.  A candidate for council must be a qualified elector at the time of election, be 18 years of age or older, and have resided in Oro Valley for at least one year preceding the election. The Primary Election will be held Aug. 26; the General Election is Nov. 4.

Filing the nomination papers and securing the required number of signatures on a nomination petition enables a resident to run as a candidate in the Primary Election. The number of signatures required is at least 279 and not more than 558.

Candidates may turn in nomination papers from 8 a.m. on April 28, to 5 p.m. on May 28.

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