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Elections Board

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be an election held this date for the purpose of electing one Town Council member for a five year term and one for a two year term. All persons desiring to become a candidate for the Town Council shall have resided in the Town at least one year prior to election, shall be a registered voter of the Town of Denton, shall be at least 25 years of age, and shall file in accordance with the Denton Charter, Article V, Section C5-9 which reads in part as follows:

Candidates for election to the office of the Denton Town Council shall file with the Board of Supervisors of Elections a petition signed by at least twenty (20) registered voters of the Town of Denton. The candidate shall file the petition for an elective office not less than thirty (30) days, including Sundays and holidays, prior to the date of such election. Such petition shall state the name and address of the candidate, the fact that such person is eligible for election of the office of council, and that such person wishes his/her name placed on the ballot as candidate. Such petition shall be sworn to by the person filing same, both as to the fact of the candidate's eligibility and as to the genuineness of the signatures on such petition. The Board of Supervisors of Elections shall advertise the filing requirements once weekly for one (1) month prior to the filing deadline in a paper circulated in the Town. No person shall be eligible for elective Town public office who has not fulfilled the requirements of this Section.

A further requirement for candidates for election is found in Ordinance #206, Section 4, paragraphs a. and b. which reads in part as follows:

All elected Town officials in the Town shall file . . . a statement with the Commission disclosing any gifts received during the preceding calendar year from any person having a contract with the Town of Denton or any person regulated by any agency thereof. This statement shall identify the donor of the gift and its approximate retail value at the time of receipt.

Candidates for elective offices shall file statements consistent with the requirements of Subsection (a) of this section [above paragraph] at the time that they file their certificate of candidacy.

The petition for filing must be delivered to the Denton Town Office, 13 North Third Street, Denton, by 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 5, 2007. It is suggested that the petition be returned several hours prior to the 4:00 p.m. deadline so the names of the signers of the petition may be verified as registered voters. This will provide ample time to obtain further signatures should any of the signatures prove to be invalid. Forms have been prepared for the convenience of the candidates filing and may be obtained at the Denton Town Office during normal working hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except for holidays).

The Board of Supervisors of Elections

Denton, Maryland