Notice of Denton Town Election And Filing By Candidates


Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be an election held this date for the purpose of electing one Town Council member, to fulfill a five 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 C5-8 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 Section 14-4 (D) of the Town of Denton Ethics Code. Petitions of candidacy will not be accepted by the Town of Denton or the Board of Election Supervisors unless the certificate is accompanied by a complete financial disclosure statement complying with the Town of Denton Ethics Code.

The petition of candidacy and the completed financial disclosure statement must be delivered to the Denton Town Office, at 4 N. Second St., Denton, by 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 6, 2023. 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 additional signatures should any of the signatures prove to be invalid. Petition forms have been prepared for the convenience of the candidates filing and may be obtained or 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

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