Two more people put their names forward for Keene City Council Tuesday, the last day to file for November’s municipal elections via a declaration of candidacy form. But those interested in running for the council or any other city office can still do by submitting a petition by Friday afternoon.
Erik D. Willis became the fourth candidate to file for Ward 2 councilor Tuesday, whereas Catherine “Catt” Workman became the third to file for one of two council seats on the ballot in Ward 4.
Like four other ward-specific council seats on this year’s ballot, the one Willis is running for comes with a four-year term. The one Workman is seeking is for two years, after the councilor who formerly held the post stepped down midway into her term. A second, four-year council seat in Ward 4 is also on the ballot and has drawn two candidates.
Voters will also be asked to choose their next mayor, along with five at-large councilors and elections officials in each of Keene’s five wards. Each ward has a moderator, clerk, supervisor of the checklist and three selectmen. All of these positions come with two-year terms.
City residents who are interested in running for any of these offices can jump in the race by submitting a petition to the city clerk’s office (where forms are available) by Friday at 5 p.m. There is no fee for this, and petitions must contain the signatures of 50 voters registered in the part of the city the candidate would represent.