The process for elections for Councilmembers has changed to a more district-based system with all seats up for election in 2017; read more here.
Voters may choose to run for election in the district in which they reside (see individual district maps above), or for the at-large seat for which there is no residency requirement (except to reside in the City). For voters interested in running for City office in 2017, please note that the week of candidate filings is May 15-19 (contact the Franklin County Auditor's office or call (509) 545-3502 for more information). The Auditor's office administers all local elections.
While in the past, voters have had the opportunity to vote for each position on the ballot for City Council in the November, or general election, the new election system means that all voting for district positions will be limited to district resident voters.
For additional information, contact the City Manager's Office at (509) 545-3404.